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Georgia Emergency Management and Homeland Security Agency recognizes Flood Safety Preparedness Week March 9-13. The week encourages Georgia residents and their families to prepare for flooding.

Approximately 14 million people across the United States were impacted by flooding last year. In 2019, flooding accounted for 3 of the 14 nationally declared weather and climate change disasters with losses exceeding a billion dollars each.

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As each hurricane season comes and goes, so too does a heightened risk for flooding in our homes and businesses. While there are a multitude of resources available to homeowners and business owners to evaluate their flood risk, these resources can be difficult to navigate if you don’t know where to look. Although floods are a natural part of our lives, there are several tools available so that we can minimize their effects on our...

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A total of $410 million is available through two of FEMA ’s Fiscal Year 2019 Hazard Mitigation Assistance programs.

The application period for Flood Mitigation Assistance (FMA) and Pre-Disaster Mitigation (PDM) programs is now open until 3 p.m. Eastern Standard Time on Jan. 31, 2020. Eligible applicants must apply through the FEMA Mitigation eGrants system on the FEMA Grants Portal .

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Join Freese and Nichols in helping shape the future of flood mitigation funding.

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is seeking public input for the Disaster Recovery Reform Act (DRRA) Section 1234: National Public Infrastructure Pre-Disaster Hazard Mitigation Grant Program. The Building Resilient Infrastructure and Communities (BRIC), will focus on reducing the nation’s risk by funding public infrastructure projects that increase a community’s resilience before a disaster affects an area.

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To better plan and prepare for flooding events, it is important to be aware of available resources.

“It is crucial that Texans understand and respect the power of water. Planning and preparing are the keys to reducing loss of life and property," Texas Gov. Greg Abbott wrote in his Texas Flood Awareness Week Proclamation. Read more about it here.

Our stormwater group has compiled the following list of national and...

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Flooding is a temporary overflow of water onto land that is normally dry. In terms of number of lives lost and property damage, flooding is the most common natural disaster in the United States. Floods can occur at any time of the year, in any part of the country and at any time of the day or night.

Understanding your risk and having a plan of action in the event of a flood...

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Freese and Nichols welcomes Krista Bethune Melnar, PE, an accomplished project manager experienced with large federal contracts as well as state and local resiliency projects, as the new Stormwater Practice Leader. She also will manage the Central Texas Stormwater Group, including the Austin and San Marcos offices, to support the needs of clients in that region.

Krista has more than 19 years of experience in Texas and nationally, providing innovative solutions and managing...

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The National Weather Service predicts a wetter-than-usual winter for the South and Southeastern United States. Coming on top of a string of stormy, soggy months that inundated communities from Central Texas to the Carolina coast, that forecast indicates that we should stay prepared for the potential of more flooding in coming months.

We should not underestimate the power of rushing water. Most flood-related drownings occur when cars drive into floodwaters or...

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