Mitigation Saves: Mitigation Saves up to $13 per $1 Invested
U.S. disaster losses from wind, floods, earthquakes, and fires
now average $100 billion per year, and in 2017 exceeded
$300 billion—25% of the $1.3 trillion building value put in
place that year. Fortunately, there are affordable and highly
cost-effective strategies that policymakers, building owners,
and the building industry can deploy to reduce these impacts.
These strategies include adopting and strengthening building
codes, upgrading existing buildings, and improving utilities
and transportation systems. The benefits and costs associated
with these mitigation measures have been identified through
the most exhaustive benefit-cost analysis of natural hazard
mitigation to date and documented in Natural Hazard Mitigation
Saves. This fact sheet summarizes the study findings and significant
savings associated with various mitigation measures.
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