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Luanne Principe

Project Manager

Professional Profile

Luanne Principe, Senior Disaster Recovery Manager, is a proven leader with a demonstrated track record. Luanne brings over 18 years of experience from the construction industry to the team of disaster recovery consultants at Adjusters International/Tidal Basin. Since coming to work for Adjusters International in 2006, Principe has developed a specialization in hazard mitigation grant administration, working with clients such as the City of Marble Falls, City of Copperas Cove, Jefferson County and Coryell County in Texas. Under our New York State contract Luanne was assigned as the 406 Hazard Mitigation Specialist for DR-1670-NY and DR-1692-NY, in which she reviewed and made recommendations for 406 mitigation projects, prepared Benefit Cost Analyses (BCAs) to ensure cost-effective solutions, assisted Public Assistance staff and applicants with mitigation proposals, monitored FEMA’s Hazard Mitigation queue, and oversaw codes & standards upgrades for eligible facilities.

Luanne has served as the Senior Project Manager for the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey as a result of Hurricane Sandy; a catastrophic event. She has significant experience in and the understanding of the Port Authority’s extensive emergency relief and capital program portfolios. Under the initial OEM (2012-2013) contract; Luanne managed a staff of over 20 subject matter experts in the fields of Public Adjusting, Latent Damage, Mitigation, FTA ER Program and FEMA’s Public Assistance Program. The World Trade Center site; originally deemed ineligible by FEMA was contested by Ms. Principe and in turn developed the World Trade Center, version zero, grant vehicles which received federal award. Luanne was awarded the PANYNJ Certificate of Appreciation which is an extraordinary commendation bestowed by the Port Authority.   

Throughout her career, Luanne has reduced the impact of disaster recovery on local governments. She has created and implemented forms and templates to assist, educate and expedite the Public Assistance process. Her broad knowledge and understanding of FEMA’s Hazard Mitigation program has provided the basis for her technical writing. She is published in Disaster Recovery Today, authoring, “Mitigation Measures: Sound Investments in Disaster Recovery?” and most recently “Proper Debris Management: Key to Disaster Recovery and FEMA Assistance.” Ms. Principe retains a strong knowledge of federally funded programs, has a history of compliance with environmental and historical projects and has integrated financial systems for many cliental. Ms. Principe is accredited with the Security Workers Access Consortium [SWAC] and the Transit Worker Identification Certification [TWIC] credentials. She possesses strong leadership skills with the ability to lead dynamic, energized and multidiscipline, high performance work team.

Disaster Experience

Principe has over a decade of disaster recovery experience working with applicants to obtain funding under the FEMA Public Assistance Program following a federally declared disaster. As a member of Adjuster’s International/Tidal Basin consulting team, she has served in various capacities including Project Manager, Project Officer, Hazard Mitigation Specialist, and Public Assistance Liaison. Principe continues to participate as a subject matter expert for roundtable Podcast productions. 

  • Mennonite General Hospital; Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, DR-4339-PR, Hurricane Maria, November 2017 to present
  • Mennonite General Hospital; Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, DR-4336-PR, Hurricane Irma, November 2017 to present
  • Ashford Presbyterian Community Hospital; Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, DR-4336-PR, Hurricane Irma, November 2017 to present
  • Ashford Presbyterian Community Hospital; Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, DR-4339-PR, Hurricane Maria, November 2017 to present
  • Collier County, FL DR-4337-FL, Hurricane Irma, September 2017 through November 2017
  • Victor Valley Wastewater Reclamation Authority, Victor Valley, CA DR-1952-CA, February 2017 to present
  • Sacramento California Water District, DR-4308-CA, May 2017 through August 2017
  • The Sabine River Authority: DR-4263-LA and DR-4266-TX, Severe Storms and Flooding, April 2016 – Present
  • Bryan County, Georgia: DR-4284-GA, Hurricane Matthew, October 2016 through January 2017
  • Port Authority of New York and New Jersey: DR-4085-NY and DR-4086-NJ, Hurricane Sandy, October 2012 – Present
  • Seminole Tribe, Hurricane Isaac, September 2012
  • Pinellas County, Florida, Tropical Storm Debby and future storms (preparedness), September 2012
  • Minot Park District, Minot North Dakota, 2012
  • New York State: DR-1899-NY, Severe Storms and Flooding, May 2010 – September 2010
  • City of Marble Falls, Texas, Flash Flooding, 2007 – Present
  • Jefferson County, Texas, Hurricane Ike, 2008 – Present
  • New York State, DR-1857-NY, Severe Storms and Flooding 2009
  • City of Burlington, Iowa, June 2008 Floods
  • City of Batesville, Arkansas, 2008 Severe Storms and Flooding
  • City of Copperas Cove, Texas, 2007 Severe Flooding
  • Coryell County, Texas, 2007 Severe Flooding
  • New York State, DR-1692-NY, Severe Storms and Inland and Coastal Flooding 2007
  • New York State, DR-1670-NY, Severe Storms and Flooding, December 2006 -April 2007
  • New York State, DR-1665-NY, Severe Storms and Flooding, 2007
  • New York State, DR-1650-NY, Severe Storms and Flooding, 2006 – 2007


Our Disaster Recovery Consultants continuously update their knowledge through FEMA’s Emergency Management Institutes online classes.  Principe has completed over 60 classes (62), including the sampling of courses listed below.  In addition, many of our consultants also augment their knowledge with other technical training.

Emergency Management Institute Course-work:

  • IS-00001        Emergency Program Manager – An Orientation to the Position
  • IS-00010        Animals in Disaster, Module A
  • IS-00011        Animals in Disaster, Module B
  • IS-00100        Introduction to the Incident Command System
  • IS-00100.b     Introduction to Incident Command System ICS-100
  • IS-00100.Fwa Introduction to the Incident Command System for Federal Workers
  • IS-00200        ICS for Single Resources and Initial Action Incidents
  • IS-00208        State Disaster Management
  • IS-00230        Principles of Emergency Management
  • IS-00235        Emergency Planning
  • IS-00242        Effective Communication
  • IS-00253        Coordinating Environmental and Historic Preservation Compliance
  • IS-00279        Engineering Principles and Practices for Retrofitting Flood-Prone
  • IS-00288        Role of Voluntary Agencies in Emergency Management
  • IS-00292        Disaster Basics
  • IS-00318        Mitigation Planning for Local & Tribal Communities
  • IS-00393        Introduction to Hazard Mitigation
  • IS-00403        Introduction to Individual Assistance (IA) (DF-10)
  • IS-00547        Introduction to Continuity of Operations (COOP)
  • IS-00631        Public Assistance Operations I 
  • IS-00632        Introduction to Debris Operations in FEMA's Public Assistance
  • IS-00634        Introduction to FEMA’s Public Assistance Program
  • IS-00700        National Incident Management System (NIMS), An Introduction
  • IS-00701.a     NIMS Multiagency Coordination System (MACS)
  • IS-00775        EOC Management and Operations
  • IS-00800.B     National Response Framework, An Introduction
  • IS-00801        Emergency Support Function (EMF) #1 – Transportation
  • IS-00803        Emergency Support Function (EMF) #3 – Public Works and   Engineering
  • IS-99999        FEMA ERO-Diversity-Sexual Harassment Training
  • N-137            NEMIS Data Tech
  • N-139            NEMIS Project Officer
  • Benefit Cost Analysis Training