FLOOD BLOG

COVID-19 IMPACTS ON FLOOD FIGHT

Unfortunately, this is a complicated situation and in order to respond to a flood event, your community  may have to compromise on the recommendations for your response to containing COVID-19. Hence, the Flood Mitigation Industry Association encourages community leaders and individuals to consider solutions alternative to sandbagging such as rapidly deployable or pre-staged flood barriers that are less manually intensive to deploy. 

NATURAL HAZARD MITIGATION SAVES

"For this part of the ongoing study, the Institute’s project team looked at the benefits of designing buildings to meet the 2018 International Residential Code (IRC) and 2018 International Building Code (IBC)—the model building codes developed by the International Code Council (ICC)—versus the prior generation of codes represented by 1990-era design and National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) requirements. The project team found a national benefit of $11 for every $1 invested."

IBHS FORTIFIED

"The IBHS FORTIFIED Home™—Hurricane program was initiated in 2010, and focused first on the Gulf Coast states. With its unique systems-based, holistic focus, FORTIFIED Home™—Hurricane is affordable at any price point with three levels of designation – Bronze, Silver and Gold, providing homeowners with the ability to choose the level that best meets their mitigation needs and budget." 

FAIRFIELD MITIGATION PLAN

"  The RTM voted Monday to adopt the 2019 multi-jurisdictional Natural Hazard Mitigation Plan, renewing the town’s eligibility for FEMA natural disaster grants. The Natural Hazard Mitigation Plan is designed every five years by the Connecticut Metropolitan Council of Governments (MetroCOG), the regional planning agency responsible for the greater Bridgeport area of Fairfield, Bridgeport, Easton, Monroe, Stratford and Trumbull."

MUSCLE WALL X BATTERY PARK

"For the current hurricane season, flood barriers called Muscle Walls were installed around the ball fields this month and will remain in place through November."

TYBEE ISLAND RECEIVES GRANT

"The grant will fund the elevation of 12 residential properties that lie in a Special Flood Hazard Area and have been substantially damaged in the past. Per the City’s Floodplain Ordinance, each structure will be elevated two feet above the base flood elevation. The total cost of raising the homes will be $1,548,318. The federal grant will cover 75% of the cost, at $1,161,238.50. Ten percent of the cost will be covered by the state."

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