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The Role of Hazard Mitigation in Saving Lives and Property

June 9, 2021

As climate change intensifies, the United States has been battered by an increasing number of natural disasters. Fortunately, there is a way for municipalities and the water resources community to help minimize the physical and financial devastation wrought by these occurrences.

T&M’s Katie Schaad, PE, discusses how hazard mitigation can prevent damage before natural disasters occur, saving lives, protecting property, preserving communities, and potentially saving communities billions of dollars each year. And with the correct expertise, planning, and implementation, hazard mitigation can be largely funded through Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) grants.

Read the full article here.