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Rebuild stronger or risk losing disaster aid, FEMA orders

From NCMA eNews
January 30, 2020

Communities that use federal disaster aid to rebuild public facilities now must follow new construction codes to make them more resilient to future calamity. The new policy, published January 16 by the Federal Emergency Management Agency, represents a major shift in recovery funding. It forces states and municipalities that rebuild with FEMA money to take preventative steps such as locating rebuilt public facilities outside flood zones and a safe distance from wildfire-prone vegetation and using durable building materials. Read more