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Resilience 2021: What’s in Store for 2021 Atlantic Hurricane Season?
Will this year’s hurricane season be a record breaker? Meteorologists from Colorado State University’s Department of Atmospheric Science anticipate a highly active season, predicting 17 named storms and eight hurricanes—four of which they predict will be Category 3 or higher. The Weather Channel’s prediction is slightly different with 18 named… more
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The National Institute of Building Sciences is collecting feedback for the development of a new hazard mitigation resource portal called TurboGrants. TurboGrants aims to help jurisdictions jump-start mitigation projects and improve applicants’ capacity to apply for federal grants. This portal could help mitigation grants applicants by answering… more
How to Tackle Home Restoration Projects That Result From Storm Damage
Hurricanes are ramping up and tornado season is right around the corner, and if you live in an area that is prone to storm damage, you’re likely no stranger to home restoration. Between debris, flooding, and structural damage, home restoration can seem like a daunting and emotionally draining task. Since storms can happen anytime, to anyone, the… more
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Floods are the most common and widespread of all weather-related natural disasters. According to testimony from Federal Emergency Management Agency representative Michael Grimm, flood damage cost approximately $17 billion each year between 2010 and 2018. Rising sea levels and extreme weather could cause $20 billion of flood damage to at-risk U.S.… more
Resilience 2021: For Every $1 Spent on a Resilient Runway at PDX, Oregon Will Save $50.
In light of a White House Administration focused on improving infrastructure, Portland has taken on its own analysis to review the value of mitigation investment. A National Institute of Building Sciences study has found that a seismically resilient runway to serve Portland International Airport (PDX) ultimately would save $50 for every $1 spent… more