This fact sheet outlines evaluation research by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) to better understand threats to public safety following flooding.
DHS S&T announced that it is extending a Phase 1 Other Transaction award to Synthetik Insurance Analytics under S&T’s SVIP “Flood Data Collection and Analysis” solicitation.
Biden-Harris Administration Announces Nearly $3 Billion in Project Selections to Help Communities Build Resilience to Climate Change and Extreme Weather Events
Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro N. Mayorkas, FEMA Administrator Deanne Criswell, and Senior Advisor to the President and White House Infrastructure Coordinator Mitch Landrieu announced project selections for nearly $3 billion in climate resilience funding as part of President Biden’s Investing in America agenda, a key pillar of Bidenomics.
DHS S&T in collaboration with FEMA IPAWS, conducted a demonstration of new technology that integrates unattended flood and wildfire sensors with IPAWS Open Platform for Emergency Networks (IPAWS-OPEN).
The prevalence and severity of flooding risks has led the Science and Technology Directorate to pursue the FloodAdapt effort. The purpose of this project is to develop, deliver, and demonstrate a community-oriented, flood hazard modeling and impact assessment tool designed to support planning processes for compound flood events.
DHS S&T is seeking technical capabilities to help FEMA, through its insurance directorate FIMA, improve preparedness and response efforts after flooding occurs.
Learn how DHS S&T and our Component partners are incorporating innovative climate adaptation solutions into national preparedness efforts and addressing key vulnerabilities to mitigate the effects of climate change and bolster our national resilience.
S&T and Fannie Mae will conduct joint research to identify ways to expand the use of flood insurance to reduce the financial losses suffered by homeowners and creditors in future storms.
On the 42nd anniversary of the formation of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro N. Mayorkas released the following statement on Risk Rating 2.0, a bold new update to the National Flood Insurance Program’s pricing methodology.