Posts Tagged ‘mitigation’

Miami-Dade County Local Mitigation Strategy (LMS) Bulletin

Posted on: March 23rd, 2018 by Jessica Unger | Miami, FL

You can find the Miami-Dade County Local Mitigation Strategy (LMS) Bulletin for March 2018 here. The bulletin also includes notes on the LMS meeting held via webinar.

Miami-Dade Local Mitigation Bulletin, June 2016

Posted on: June 28th, 2016 by Jessica Unger | Miami, FL

You can find the Miami-Dade County Local Mitigation Strategy (LMS) Bulletin for June 2016 here.

Miami-Dade Local Mitigation Bulletin, October 2015

Posted on: October 27th, 2015 by Jessica Unger | Miami, FL

You can find the Miami-Dade County Local Mitigation Strategy (LMS) Bulletin for October 2015 here.

The next meeting of the LMS Task Force will be on December 9th and will be held at the Doral MDFR HQ Training Auditorium.

FEMA Releases New State Mitigation Plan Review Guide

Posted on: March 11th, 2015 by Jessica Unger | SHEP

FEMA recently announced the release of the new State Mitigation Plan Review Guide (“Guide”). The updated Guide clarifies federal regulations that apply to FEMA; policy; and guidance around state hazard mitigation plan for state agencies and other officials developing mitigation plans. The Guide helps ensure a consistent plan review process for FEMA and the states that aim to improve the analysis and integration of evolving risks, such as climate change. The Guide will go into effect in approximately one year on March 6, 2016, for all state mitigation plans submitted to FEMA for review and approval. The transitional period allows time for FEMA and the states to work together to support their familiarity and understanding of the updated Guide. Indian tribal governments should follow the Tribal Multi-Hazard Mitigation Planning Guidance.

We bring this to your attention because states will need to take a holistic approach and include not only emergency management, but also the sectors of economic development, land use and development, housing, health and social services, infrastructure, and natural and cultural resources, in their planning process and mitigation program, where practicable.

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A Disaster Mitigation Framework for Cultural Resources

Posted on: February 2nd, 2015 by Jessica Unger | SHEP

In 2011, the state cultural heritage emergency network COSTEP MA (Coordinated Statewide Emergency Preparedness in Massachusetts) received a three-year Hazard Mitigation grant from FEMA through the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency. The goal of the project was to increase public awareness – particularly by cultural stewards, emergency managers, municipal planners, and other town officials – of mitigation actions that could safeguard cultural collections in their municipality. The project encouraged collaboration between the cultural and emergency management communities for the protection of cultural and historic resources. Deliverables included conducting 14 community meetings across the state, offering four Risk Assessment and Mitigation Planning workshops, and producing a framework on how others can conduct a similar program at the state, regional, or local level.  The framework – Mitigation for Memory: A Disaster Mitigation Framework for Cultural Resources is available here on COSTEP MA’s website. If you have any questions, contact Gregor Trinkaus-Randall, Preservation Specialist, at the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners.

Mitigation and Mitigation Planning  

Posted on: November 14th, 2014 by Jessica Unger | SHEP

Mitigation is a subject often overlooked until a disaster comes to pass. Yesterday, Scott Baldwin, Mitigation Specialist with the Colorado Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management, presented a terrific webinar on the subject. Some of the topics Scott covered included the importance of establishing a relationship with your local emergency manager and planning committee, hazard identification and risk assessment, and funding that might be available in the event of a major disaster. For private nonprofits (PNPs), funding is available through the Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP); other funding programs include Pre-Disaster Mitigation (PDM), Flood Mitigation Assistance (FMA). Flood mitigation is notably in the news today: FEMA awarded a hazard mitigation grant to the village of Glenview, Illinois, to acquire and demolish flood prone structures.

If you missed the webinar, it is available online in its entirety here, along with many resources to help you get cultural resources incorporated into local mitigation plans.

This webinar is the second in a series produced with support from the Institute of Museum and Library Services. For more information on future webinars, see “Disaster and Continuity Planning and Preparedness” and “Federal Disaster Recovery Assistance from the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) for Private, Nonprofit Organizations.”

Mitigation and Mitigation Planning Webinar Today; Disaster and Continuity Planning and Preparedness Webinar Approaching;

Posted on: November 13th, 2014 by Jessica Unger | SHEP

There is still time to register to attend the Mitigation and Mitigation Planning webinar, with Scott Baldwin, Mitigation Specialist, Colorado Office of Emergency Management. The webinar will take place today from 3:00 – 4:30 EST. For more information on what topics will be covered, click here and register here.

There is still one week to register to attend the Disaster and Continuity Planning and Preparedness webinar, presented by Heritage Preservation and Kiran Dhanji, Section Administrator, Preparedness, Texas Division of Emergency Management. The webinar will take place on Thursday, November 20, from 3:00 – 4:30 EST. For more information, see our previous post about this series of webinars, or register here.

November Local Mitigation Strategy Newsletter Now Available

Posted on: November 7th, 2014 by Jessica Unger | Miami, FL

The Miami-Dade County Local Mitigation Strategy Newsletter for November 2014 has been released.  This newsletter covers the latest news and information on the county’s disaster mitigation program. Read it here.

Mitigation and Mitigation Planning Webinar Approaching

Posted on: November 6th, 2014 by Jessica Unger | SHEP

There is still one week to register to attend the Mitigation and Mitigation Planning webinar, presented by Heritage Preservation and Scott Baldwin, Mitigation Specialist, Colorado Office of Emergency Management. The webinar will take place on Thursday, November 13, from 3:00 – 4:30 EST. For more information, see our previous post about this series of webinars, or register here.

Webinar Series to Cover Mitigation, Continuity Planning, and Federal Disaster Recovery Assistance

Posted on: October 31st, 2014 by Jessica Unger | SHEP

Heritage Preservation is hosting a series of webinars this fall to raise awareness about important emergency management programs offered at the state and federal levels. Each 90-minute webinar will include time for attendees to confer with the presenters during a Q&A session.

Scott Baldwin, Mitigation Specialist, Colorado Office of Emergency Management, will be presenting on Mitigation and Mitigation Planning. Topics to be discussed include hazard identification, risk assessment, and how to obtain funding and communicate the necessity of cultural resource inclusion in state and local hazard mitigation plans. The webinar will take place on Thursday, November 13, 3:00 – 4:30 EST. Register for this webinar here.

Kiran Dhanji, Section Administrator, Preparedness, Texas Division of Emergency Management, will be presenting on Disaster and Continuity Planning and Preparedness. Topics to be discussed include the link between disaster response and continuity of operations plans, planning essential functions, and the planning process as a whole. The webinar will take place on Thursday, November 20, 3:00 – 4:30 EST. Register for this webinar here.

Mark Randle, Small Business Administration Public Information Officer, will be presenting on Federal Disaster Recovery Assistance from the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) for Private, Nonprofit Organizations. Topics to be discussed include the SBA federal declaration process, types of loans available to organizations, eligibility, and the application and disbursement processes. The webinar will take place on Wednesday, December 3, 3:00 – 4:30 EST. Register for this webinar here.

Interested members of state cultural heritage emergency networks are welcome to register for the webinars. Our aim is to keep participation manageable to facilitate the discussion, so feel free to share registration details with colleagues at the state level, but please bear in mind that these webinars are aimed at providing information that’s most useful to network members, who will then be better equipped to help their constituents.

Thanks to the support and funding provided by the Institute of Museum and Library Services, the webinars are presented free of charge. However, if you cannot attend, the webinars will be recorded and will be available as soon as possible at the State Heritage Emergency Partnership website, www.heritagepreservation.org/shep. We encourage you to share the recordings as widely as possible.

If you have any questions, please contact Katelin Lee, Emergency Programs Assistant, 202-233-0835.