FEMA Mitigation Best Practices: HAZUS-MH Used for American Indian Reservation Pre-Disaster Mitigation   [open pdf - 34KB]

Alternate Title: HAZUS-MH Used American Indian Reservation Mitigation

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, "The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) approved pre-disaster mitigation (PDM) plan makes a government entity eligible for FEMA non-emergency public assistance funding that can cover infrastructure improvements, including roads and bridges, water-control facilities, buildings and equipment, utilities, and parks and recreation. Without an approved plan, FEMA will only fund emergency debris removal programs and emergency protective measures. Fortunately, FEMA's multi-hazard loss-estimation tool, HAZUS-MH, has powerful risk-assessment capabilities that can analyze potential losses from earthquakes, floods and hurricane winds. HAZUS-MH Level 2 risk assessments have proved useful during the creation of the PDM plans of numerous Indian reservations." 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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