Integrating the Local Natural Hazard Mitigation Plan into a Community's Comprehensive Plan: A Guidebook for Local Governments [open pdf - 2MB]
"FEMA [Federal Emergency Management Agency] developed this guidebook to explain and demonstrate how to integrate natural hazard mitigation concepts into local comprehensive plans (also referred to as general plans in some jurisdictions). The guidebook describes the benefits of integration, provides examples of how it can be accomplished, reviews existing state authorities and regulations, and highlights successful best practices in Region X communities. FEMA's 'Integrating Hazard Mitigation into Local Planning: Case Studies and Tools for Community Officials' is another resource that provides additional guidance on how to incorporate risk reduction strategies into existing local plans, policies, codes, and programs that guide community development or redevelopment patterns (including the comprehensive plan) and presents nation-wide case study examples to demonstrate successful integration in practice."
United States Federal Emergency Management Agency: http://www.fema.gov/