Hurricane Resources and FEMA Hazard Mitigation Funding for Water Utilities

Hurricane season began on June 1, 2015, but there’s still time to prepare.  EPA’s Water Security Division wants to remind water and wastewater utilities about the free tools that support hurricane and disaster preparedness.  These include the following:

REMINDER: Application Deadline – 8/28/15 for Hazard Mitigation Assistance (HMA) Grants:  Utilities can now apply for FEMA HMA grants for projects that increase resilience to hurricanes and other hazards.

Hurricane Incident Action Checklist:  Print and share these “rip and run” checklists to take action before, during, and after the storm.

Storm Surge Inundation and Hurricane Strike Frequency Map:  Find out worst-case coastal storm surge scenarios and hurricane strike frequency for your area.

Fed FUNDS – Find Funding:  Federal Funding for Utilities – Water/Wastewater – in National Disasters helps identify pre- and post-disaster funding opportunities and explains how to apply.
Watch Video: Fed FUNDS Overview

Flood Resilience Guide:  Easy-to-use tool that leads utilities through a four-step process to help them understand their flood risks and identify mitigation options. epa817b14006.pdf