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Berginnis to testify April 3 before the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee's Subcommittee on Economic Development, Public Buildings and Emergency Management
Wednesday, April 2, 2014

ASFPM Executive Director Chad Berginnis will present testimony at 10 a.m. (EDT) April 3 on “Disaster Mitigation: Reducing Costs and Saving Lives,” before the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee’s Subcommittee on Economic Development, Public Buildings, and Emergency Management.

The hearing will be live streamed, and can be viewed by clicking here.

Also on the witness list are David Miller, associate FEMA administrator for the Federal Insurance and Mitigation Administration; Linda Langston, Supervisor for Linn County, Iowa and president of the National Association of Counties; and Bryan Koon, director of the Florida Division of Emergency Management, on behalf of National Emergency Management Association.

According to the subject matter summary, disaster mitigation includes actions taken to reduce loss of life and property by lessening the impact of disasters. Effective mitigation acts to minimize the potential loss from a disaster based on identifying and understanding the risks in a given area or community. Mitigation can encompass a wide variety of activities, including preparation and planning, elevating or moving structures prone to flooding, hardening structures to mitigate effects of hurricanes or earthquakes, and establishing building codes and zoning ordinances. Read more.

ASFPM will share our written testimony as soon as the hearing is underway.





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