Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Making Homes More Resistant to Natural Disasters


In the wake of Hurricane Katrina, the Iowa floods and other recent natural disasters, federal, state and local disaster responses have been put to the test, and in many cases, revealed their limitations. Among the many lessons learned, these circumstances have emphasized the need for greater pre-disaster mitigation measures for homes: technologies, services and practices to help reduce the likelihood of property damage and loss of human life from natural disasters. Government intervention is particularly needed to assist low- and moderate-income households and communities that may have difficulty paying for the necessary home mitigation measures.

Learn more about ways to implement this strategy at the link below.