Eleven Florida cities have been selected for the Building Resilient Infrastructure and Communities (BRIC) and Flood Mitigation Assistance (FMA) programs. These programs support local communities, states, tribes and territories as they undertake hazard mitigation projects, which reduce the risks they face from disasters and natural hazards.
The Florida cities selected and their projects are:
- City of Fort Lauderdale: Elevation of single-family residences
- City of Hialeah: Critical facility backup generator
- City of Homestead: Pump station hardening
- City of Key West: Hurricane community safe room for first responders and emergency managers
- City of Miami: 8th Street Flood Improvement Project and two structures elevated
- City of New Port Richey: Elevation project
- City of North Miami: Arch Creek North/Arch Creek South Community Flood Protection Project
- City of Panama City: Buyout of single-family properties
- City of Port Richey: Single-family home elevation
- City of St. Augustine: Elevation of 11 structures and elevation of 50 flood-prone structures
- City of St. Petersburg: Elevate home to protect against a 100-year storm event, elevate severe repetitive loss property and elevation of single-family residence.
BRIC selections are based on the highest composite score until the funds available are reached. The benefits of these projects often extend to disadvantaged or underserved populations of larger communities, where access to health and human services, transportation and communications is a priority.
Flood Mitigation Assistance selections focus on eliminating the risk of repetitive flood damage to buildings and structures insured under the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP).
The selections are for both programs beginning in 2020. Read more about the projects here.