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FEMA Disaster Funding Requires Proactive Stormwater Action

“Securing FEMA resources for water control repairs and improvements requires both diligence after a disaster and proactive preparation in advance of a disaster,” Burnette says. Most localities understand the importance of carefully following FEMA guidelines. Yet, for localities that haven’t applied for FEMA funding in recent years, it’s crucial that they familiarize themselves with the agency’s new delivery model. The ways in which FEMA wants information packaged and delivered has changed. It’s wise to review this process before disaster strikes or partner with a consultant that has experience with the new delivery model. ...

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Dam Safety in North Carolina

North Carolina is home to more than 5,700 dams, many of which are aging and unable to contain excess stormwater runoff from increased development and more frequent severe storms. As part of North Carolina’s recovery and resiliency efforts following recent hurricanes, which includes the governor’s flood control initiative, Draper Aden Associates evaluated more than 50 high-hazard dams in the Neuse and Lumber River Basins. These evaluations will help emergency management officials prioritize responses both before and after extreme storms by providing a clearer picture of the dam’s hydraulic capacity. Specifically, we were tasked with developing hydrologic and hydraulic computer model applications for each dam....

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Our North Carolina Growth Continues with the Acquisition of Solutions-IES

It was just last week that I first shared the news about Draper Aden Associates’ new presence in the Triangle region with our office in Raleigh. I already have another exciting development to share regarding our firm’s growth in North Carolina. Draper Aden has acquired Solutions-IES (“Solutions”), an award-winning environmental consulting, engineering, and remediation firm that partners with clients on collaborative solutions to both routine and highly complex environmental challenges. We’re delighted to welcome Solutions to the Draper Aden Associates team as this partnership will enhance our firm and allow us to better serve clients in the Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill corridor and throughout North Carolina. Solutions is an innovative firm that has developed the top bioremediation technology used around the country. It also was the first firm in North Carolina to handle risk-based remediation in the state. Solutions provides a number of offerings to clients, including Soil and Groundwater Remediation, Environmental Technology...

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