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Flood Apex Program: Rethinking America’s Costliest Disaster

Jun 19, 2017 | News & Views

Flood
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
Fatalities

2. Reduce Uninsured
Losses

3. Improve Mitigation
Investment Decisions

4. Enhance Community
Resilience

5. Improve Management of
Flood Support Data

6. Improve Predictive Flood
Analytics

S&T recently released this video, which explains more about the Flood Apex Program. Visit this link for more information, or contact first.responder@hq.dhs.gov.

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