Apex Program: Rethinking America’s Costliest Disaster
The Department of Homeland Security Science and
Technology Directorate, at FEMA’s request, created the Flood Apex Program. It brings together new and emerging technologies
designed to increase communities’ resilience to flood disasters and provide
flood predictive analytic tools.
The key objectives of the program are to
reduce fatalities and property losses from future flood events; increase
community resilience to disruptions caused by flooding; and develop better
investment strategies to prepare for, respond to, recover from and mitigate
against flood hazards
Work under the program follows six activity
tracks, each of which will contribute products toward improving flood
resiliency and decision support over the four-year life of the program (2016-2020).
1. Reduce Flood
2. Reduce Uninsured
3. Improve Mitigation
4. Enhance Community
5. Improve Management of
Flood Support Data
6. Improve Predictive Flood
S&T recently released this video, which explains more about the Flood Apex Program. Visit this link for more information, or contact firstname.lastname@example.org.