FEMA Mitigation Best Practices: ORHUG - Geologic Hazards and Future Earthquake Damage and Loss Estimates   [open pdf - 45KB]

Alternate Title: ORHUG - Geologic Hazards Future Earthquake Damage/Loss Estimates

This document is part of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Best Practices Portfolio. The Best Practices Portfolio is a collection of true stories about people and communities who have experienced disasters, and what mitigation they used to survive, rebuild, and prepare for disasters. This Best Practice Story describes that, "In an effort to become more resilient from natural hazards, communities in Oregon have begun a large-scale endeavor aimed at pre-disaster mitigation. Part of the success of this endeavor is due to the Partners for Disaster Resistance & Resilience: Oregon Showcase Initiative (or the Partnership). The Partnership provides a collaborative, cost-effective approach to bring together resources "" both human and financial "" to enhance disaster mitigation and preparedness statewide. Oregon Department of Geology and Mineral Studies (DOGAMI) partnered with Oregon Emergency Management (OEM) and the Oregon Natural Hazards Workgroup (ONHW) at the University of Oregon to assist local communities with their Pre--Disaster Mitigation plans. As of April 2006, 18 of Oregon's 36 counties have FEMA-approved natural hazard mitigation plans." This and other individual FEMA Best Practices documents are also combined in "Mitigation Best Practices: Public and Private Sector Best Practice Stories for All Activity/Project Types in All States and Territories Relating to All Hazards [August 10, 2011]," which can be accessed at the following link: [https://www.hsdl.org/?abstract&did=683132]

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