Complying with or exceeding NFIP floodplain management regulations.
Enforcing stringent building codes, flood-proofing requirements, seismic design standards and wind-bracing requirements for new construction or repairing existing buildings.
Adopting zoning ordinances that steer development away from areas subject to flooding, storm surge or coastal erosion.
Retrofitting public buildings to withstand hurricane-strength winds or ground shaking.
Acquiring damaged homes or businesses in flood-prone areas, relocating the structures, and returning the property to open space, wetlands or recreational uses.
Building community shelters and tornado safe rooms to help protect people in their homes, public buildings and schools in hurricane- and tornado-prone areas.