The federal government encourages jurisdictions and homeowners whose property suffered damaged in a disaster to consider proactive measures during the repair and restoration process that will prevent the same damage from occurring in the future. This, in essence, is mitigation support: improving the pre-disaster design in order to minimize or prevent damage in the future.
Having a comprehensive hazard mitigation plan in place prior to a disaster allows for state, tribal, and local governments to be eligible for certain types of non-emergency disaster assistance. The preparation is worth the effort: a strong hazard mitigation plan combined with help navigating Sections 404 and 406 of the Stafford Act immediately provides Hagerty clients with a head start after a disaster.
There are many types of mitigation opportunities available as long as they focus on the damaged parts of a building, facility or system. Hagerty professionals have extensive experience coming up with creative proposals to improve a damaged structure. We know how to pull together the right experts to build a case, provide the documentation, and work within the federal process so that the process is efficient and error-free. Read about some of the work we are doing in New York.
We want whatever you build tomorrow to be better and stronger than whatever was damaged yesterday. Mitigation is all about visualizing a better future than the one you see today.