What can citizens do?

  • Conduct a neighborhood meeting to identify vulnerabilities in your area.
  • Install storm shutters, remove dead brush and grass from your property, install smoke detectors and residential fire sprinkler systems, raise or flood proof your heating, ventilating and air conditioning units, and encourage and help neighbors to do the same.
  • Purchase flood insurance for your home and its contents.

What can civic and volunteer organizations do?

  • Take steps to streamline disaster relief and recovery activities.
  • Host public education forums on the importance of emergency preparation.
  • Foster a dialogue with local government and private sector leaders.
  • Adopt a community and assist them in protecting their homes.

What can business people do?

  • Comply with building, fire, and other codes.
  • Share information with fellow business people about what you’ve done to protect your business.
  • Purchase flood insurance to cover your business and contents.

What can Government officials do?

  • Review policies regarding the construction and maintenance of critical utilities and systems.
  • Ensure that regulations and codes are enforced and seek new measures to fill gaps.
  • Invest in the prevention of damage to public infrastructure.
  • Host public education forums, soliciting the participation of Project Impact business partners.
  • Encourage similar activities among all arms of local, regional, and state Governments.