S7E6 - Pre-Disaster Mitigation Needs to Quickly Ramp Up in the US. Will it?
with 🎙️ Nick Shufro - Deputy Assistant Administrator, Federal Insurance & Mitigation Administration, Resilience, FEMA
💧 The Federal Insurance and Mitigation Administration (FIMA) manages the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) and a range of programs designed to mitigate against future losses from all hazards, including floods, earthquakes, tornadoes, and other natural disasters.
What we covered:
💧 How only 9 million insurance policies have been set in the US to protect people from flood risks, and how it's been a slow uptake to achieve that number.
👴 How Ben Franklin's advice is still very actual in today's context
🚱 How the US federal administration set rules to enforce pre-disaster mitigation, even after a disaster has happened.
🇺🇸 How funding availability drastically evolved under the current US administration.
🌊 How Nick's team comes in and meets people on the worst day of their life
😊 How it's all about reducing disaster suffering, be it with pre-disaster mitigation or post-disaster remediation
🔥 … and of course, we concluded with the 𝙧𝙖𝙥𝙞𝙙 𝙛𝙞𝙧𝙚 𝙦𝙪𝙚𝙨𝙩𝙞𝙤𝙣𝙨 🔥
➡️ Send your warm regards to Nick on LinkedIn;
➡️ Visit FIMA's Website
➡️ A big THANK YOU to Sciens Water for enabling this episode!
➡️ Check out the full story (and an infographic) on how Pre-Disaster Mitigation shall be further developed on the website!
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