Overview

Overview

A pro-active approach to disaster planning

DMS Disaster Consultants assists public sector entities including states and municipalities, school districts, public and non-profit colleges and universities, public and non-profit hospitals and healthcare facilities, electric cooperatives and other eligible applicants with maximizing reimbursement from FEMA, insurance and other funding sources after man-made or natural federally declared disasters. We accomplish this by taking a pro-active approach to pre-disaster planning, responding, identifying and pursuing all eligible projects, while strictly complying with FEMA procedural/eligibility regulations. The process can be complicated, but our team of experts is comprised of former FEMA executives, consultants, engineers, architects, forensic accountants and engineers and project managers whose knowledge of the Robert T. Stafford Act, insurance integration, grant management and technical resources give DMS an unprecedented advantage to navigating the recovery process.

30,000+

Projects

$11,000,000,000

in estimated recovery

Over 30,000 projects and more than $11 billion in FEMA support.

Since 1996, we have assisted applicants in the states of New York, Louisiana, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina and Texas after Hurricanes Andrew, Katrina, Rita, Gustav, Ike, Isaac, Wilma, Sandy and dozens of other federally declared disasters. We have supported clients on more than 30,000 projects from disaster planning to successfully recovering more than $11 billion from FEMA, insurance and alternative sources of funding including Community Development Block Grants (CDBG). Our projects range in size from the replacement of restroom facilities on publicly owned beaches, roof repairs at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome and replacement / repair of Louisiana State University’s Healthcare Services Charity Hospital Campus to the repair and replacement of 91 buildings and 6 school campuses for the Jefferson Parish Public School System, Louisiana.

You cannot effectively manage a disaster without a very specific structured plan. The amount of exposure in not complying with policies and regulations of the funding sources including FEMA and insurance can result in catastrophic financial losses.  The terms of insurance policies and the application of FEMA policies are constantly evolving. A plan in place 20 years ago may be inadequate to serve in the event of a catastrophic event.

Our innovative approaches to mitigation projects harden structures in the communities in which we work utilizing FEMA 404 and 406 Hazard Mitigation programs. Thus, creating more suitable structures for future disasters.

DMS is made up of former FEMA Executives, Engineers, Architects, Forensic Accountants and Project Managers.

Our expert staff uses their knowledge to help clients develop comprehensive, effective strategies for all phases of the recovery cycle: planning, preparing, and post-disaster recovery.

DMS is made up of Former FEMA Executives, Consultants, Engineers, Architects, Forensic Accountants and Project Managers.

Our expert staff uses their knowledge to help clients develop comprehensive, effective strategies for all phases of the recovery cycle: planning, preparing, and post-disaster recovery.

In New Orleans, we assisted with identifying the eligibility for repairs to the Mercedes-Benz Superdome after damages sustained from Hurricane Katrina.

In the City of Ft. Pierce, FL, DMS assisted with eligibility for construction of 12 barrier islands at the Ft. Pierce Marina to protect the docks and coastal businesses…

In North Carolina, we assisted Brunswick Electric Energy Cooperative to bury 90 miles of overhead power lines.

All of this knowledge and experience is put to work daily helping clients to develop comprehensive, effective strategies for all phases of the cycle: planning, preparing, and post-disaster recovery.