The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced on 13 December 2000 that the two agencies will partner as part of Project Impact: Building Disaster Resistant Communities. Project Impact began as a pilot program in 1997, with seven communities, as a community-based predisaster mitigation program. Currently there are more than 200 Project Impact cities in nearly every state. According to the press release, the agencies will promote improved disaster recovery and mitigation in areas around the nation by applying “science to better understand and prepare for the natural events that cause natural disasters.” A copy...

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