MIT News: Building to better weather the storm

FEMA photo, officials examine damage after Hurricane Matthew.
June 13, 2017

Our Break-Even Mitigation Percentage (BEMP) allows users to calculate the amount of spending that can be made on hazard mitigation and still break even on costs over the lifetime of a structure by saving on later repairs. We recently launched a new dashboard tool which displays data based on case studies examining coastal communities along the U.S. Atlantic and Gulf Coasts. The dashboard allows users to see the BEMP for communities on a county-by-county basis.

Read more about this new tool in a story, "Building to better weather the storm," on the MIT News website -- and try the dashboard for yourself.