A Tetra Tech-led joint venture (JV) has been awarded a five-year, $50 million contract from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to increase resilience and reduce the costs of recovery efforts in disaster-stricken communities, Tetra Tech reported on Monday.
“Tetra Tech has supported disaster response and mitigation activities in more than 3,000 communities in some of the most hazard-prone areas of the United States,” said Dan Batrack, Tetra Tech chairman and CEO.
Under the single-award contract with FEMA’s Hazard Mitigation Technical Assistance Program, Tetra Tech will help communities plan for and recover from increasingly frequent and intense natural disasters.
The company’s team will provide essential technical support services for effective hazard mitigation programs to reduce damages due to flood, earthquake and wildfire events, as well as increase community resilience throughout FEMA regions 5, 6 and 7.
The Tetra Tech JV will leverage innovative technologies to collect data, assess damaged properties and prioritize disaster-impacted areas to enable FEMA to direct resources to support rapid recovery and increased community resilience to future events.
The team’s technical specialists will streamline collection, analysis and presentation of key findings using unmanned aerial systems, enhanced field-enabled software tools, predictive models and customized management dashboards. The tools will help FEMA prioritize missions.
“Using our Leading with Science approach, we apply emerging technologies and advanced analytics expertise to help communities recover faster from natural disasters and become more resilient,” Batrack added.
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