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Turbo Grants Survey Report 2021

The MMC conducted a national survey to solicit feedback on the development of a National Mitigation Resource Portal. This report summarizes some of the key findings in four areas

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Resilience 2021: The Case for Resiliency in the Wildland-Urban Interface

Dec 4, 2021   |   7:00 PM – 7:00 PM ET
As of July 16, the National Wildland Fire Preparedness Level sits at a 5 – it’s highest level. This means that the majority of firefighting resources are committed due to the large amount of wildland fire activity throughout the country.

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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 what federal funds are the best fit for community-selected mitigation projects; providing program requirements, limits, and timelines; linking to agency programs; and providing precedent on similar projects in other communities.

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Resilience 2021

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. homes this year, rising to $32 billion by 2051, according to recent research by flood research non-profit First Street Foundation.

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Natural Hazard Mitigation Saves: An Independent Study to Assess the Future Savings from Mitigation Activities.

From 2000 to 2005, the MMC, commissioned by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), conducted a Congressionally mandated independent study that demonstrated that for every public dollar spent on mitigation, society saves $4.

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NIBS calls to establish a National Mitigation Resource Portal

The National Mitigation Resource Portal (NMRP) aims to enhance community resilience by convening and streamlining mitigation efforts across government and private sector entities.

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Portland Resilient Runway Benefit-Cost Analysis

Oregon could experience a magnitude-8.7 or larger earthquake within 50 years that causes catastrophic deaths and damage. Portland International Airport (PDX) can play a crucial role speeding the response and recovery and prevent much of the harm.

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Natural Hazard Mitigation Saves Case Study: Portland International Airport Resilient Runway

Dec 4, 2021   |   4:38 PM – 4:38 PM ET

Oregon could experience a magnitude-8.7 or larger earthquake in the next 50 years.

This webinar will present key findings in a case study by the Multi-Hazard Mitigation Council (MMC) of the National Institute of Building Sciences that estimates the benefits of a seismically resilient runway at Portland International Airport (PDX).

Using NIBS’ groundbreaking Natural Hazard Mitigation Saves research, MMC found that an upgraded resilient runway at PDX could:

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