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A partner when dealing with the unexpected.

Hurricanes, tornadoes, fires, and other natural disasters can have devastating impacts on communities. The aftermath can seem overwhelming. SWCA staff have weathered these disasters. We have learned firsthand how to help move recovery efforts forward quickly, effectively, and economically.

SWCA’s disaster recovery consultants can help to navigate the maze of federal environmental regulations required under the Stafford Act and through grants from the Federal Emergency Management (FEMA) and the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). Our experts have experience with FEMA Public Assistance and Community Development Block Grant Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR) funded disaster recovery programs, Federal Highway Administration Emergency Relief (FHWA-ER), Natural Resources Conservation Service Emergency Watershed Protection program (NRCS-EWP), and the Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP), among others. Our specialists include wetland, water, and stream restoration scientists; threatened species specialists; ecologists; National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) planners; archaeologists; and architectural historians. We provide on-the-ground and regulatory support for individuals, private companies, non-profits, and municipal agencies – anyone needing environmental expertise that will enable them to move forward in their disaster recovery.

Meet the Experts

Vice President of Client Services

Anne Cabrera

Anne has more than 18 years of experience and specializes in multi-hazard risk and resilience planning and mitigation. Her expertise includes compliance monitoring, procurement, multiagency coordination, public information, closeout processes, and audit support. 

anne.cabrera [at] (Contact Anne  →)
Certified Fire Ecologist/Director of Client Services

Dr. Cody Stropki

Cody has been researching and working with fire in the southwest since 2002. He is a certified fire ecologist and watershed science expert who focuses on pre- and post-fire mitigation to make landscapes more resilient to climate change.

cstropki [at] (Contact Cody  →)