Hagerty Mention: E&E News
Hagerty’s Director of Mitigation, Amelia Muccio, discussed the importance of the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) new Building Resilient Infrastructure and Communities (BRIC) grant program with E&E News.
Disaster program cites climate change for first time
The additional pre-disaster mitigation money under BRIC comes as climate change is increasing the frequency and intensity of hurricanes, floods and wildfires, resulting in a growing number of major disasters in the United States.
“I can’t think of another program right now that’s putting up this much money to do mitigation, infrastructure and resiliency,” said Amelia Muccio, director of mitigation at Hagerty Consulting Inc., an emergency management [consulting] company. “I’m hoping that every year they’re able to make an investment of this size, and as BRIC becomes more heavily funded, the overall spending on federal disasters goes down.”
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