"More than a decade after releasing its original report on mitigation, the National Institute of Building Sciences issuedNatural Hazard Mitigation Saves: 2017 Interim Report. The2017 Interim Reporthighlights the benefits of two mitigation strategies.
The Institute's project team looked at the results of 23 years of federally funded mitigation grants provided by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA) and U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and found mitigation fundingcan save the nation $6 in future disaster costs, for every $1 spenton hazard mitigation.
In addition, the project team looked at scenarios that focus on designing new buildings to exceed provisions of the 2015 model building codes. The2017 Interim Reportdemonstrates that investing in hazard mitigation measures to exceed select requirements of the2015 International Codes(I-Codes), the model building codes developed by the International Code Council (ICC), can save the nation $4 for every $1 spent..."