ABSTRACT

State and Local Mitigation Planning   [open pdf - 412KB]

"Hazard mitigation planning is the process state, local and tribal governments use to identify risks and vulnerabilities associated with natural disasters and to develop long-term strategies for protecting people and property in future hazard events. The process results in a mitigation plan that offers a strategy for breaking the cycle of disaster damage, reconstruction and repeated damage and a framework for developing feasible and cost-effective mitigation projects. Under the Disaster Mitigation Act of 2000 (Public Law 106-390), State, local and Tribal governments are required to develop a hazard mitigation plan as a condition for receiving certain types of non-emergency disaster assistance."

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Date:
2009
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Public Domain
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Federal Emergency Management Agency: http://www.fema.gov/
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pdf
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