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Hurricane season is approaching
The 2023 Atlantic Hurricane Season is here, and Colorado State University released its forecast. Some states recently were awarded flood mitigation grants by the federal government as well as some state governments. Federal grants included: New Jersey $8.9 million Louisiana $6.3 million in assistance Oslo, Minnesota received $2.35 million… more
Assessing Natural Hazard Mitigation Needs for the Nation
Early this month, NIBS, with the support of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), held a mitigation workshop on natural hazards. The workshop was attended by more than 50 built environment professionals, policymakers from the White House and Congress, and many federal and industry partners. The workshop aimed to discuss methodologies… more
NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI) U.S. Billion-Dollar Weather and Climate Disasters (2023)
Last week, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration reported the US surpassed $1 trillion in losses and 5,000 deaths from 122 separate billion-dollar disasters over the past seven years. These eyewatering losses demonstrate the need to redouble our collective efforts to reduce disaster impacts. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (… more
Happy Holidays from Team NIBS!
We want to take this moment to thank you for following and supporting the National Institute of Building Sciences. The greater built environment is critical to our work to ensure the nation remains healthy, resilient, sustainable, and prepared. This year, we developed a new three-year strategic plan to guide the organization. Our goals are… more
CFIRE and Partners Kick Off Resilience Incentivization Roadmap 2.0
The Multi-Hazard Mitigation Council (MMC) Committee on Finance, Insurance and Real Estate (CFIRE) held its Resilience Incentivization Roadmap 2.0 kickoff meeting with project partners this month. Nearly two dozen industry officials participated in the meeting to discuss collaboration and next steps. “We’re ready to take this to the next level,”… more