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FEMA’s National Institute of Building Sciences Releases Update to its 2005 Natural Hazard Mitigation Saves Report
Friday, January 12, 2018

FEMA's National Institute of Building Sciences Releases Update to its

2005 Natural Hazard Mitigation Saves Report

ASFPM and other organizations have used the 2005 report very heavily in our congressional testimony, policy guidance, etc. As most of you know, the well cited statistic "FEMA mitigation programs result in $4 benefits for every $1 in cost" comes from the 2005 report. Well, the 2017 report has even better news:

  • For mitigation programs, overall the ratio is $6 in benefits for every $1 spent
  • For flood mitigation, the ratio is better, $7 in benefits for every $1 in cost
  • The report assesses not only all of FEMA's mitigation programs (including PA 406), but also HUD CDBG-DR, and several programs of EDA.

The report examined 23 years of data showing the costs and benefits of federal mitigation grants from FEMA, HUD and EDA. Those grants, which totaled $27 billion in spending, led to an estimated $158 billion in benefits, including $68 billion in avoided deaths and injuries, $58 billion in avoided property damage and $13 billion in avoided costs associated with additional living expenses and direct interruptions to businesses.

We urge you to check out either the 344-page full report, or the 22-page "Summary of Findings."






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