The Federal Emergency Management Agency has released the 2022 National Preparedness Report (NPR), which “summarizes the progress made towards building
and sustaining the capabilities needed to prevent, protect against, mitigate, respond to, and recover from the threats and hazards that pose the greatest risk to the nation and describes the major gaps in emergency management preparedness.”
While the focus of the 2020 and 2021 NPR was primarily on risk type, this 2022 report takes a more comprehensive look at long-term issues such as climate change, physical and technological risks, and the way in which individuals and communities are impacted differently by disasters.
This NPR is based on data as of December 31, 2021, and highlights the following topics:
1. Analysis of relevant national risks, such as cyberattacks and climate change;
2. A review of capability trends using Threat and Hazard Identification and Risk Assessment (THIRA) and Stakeholder Preparedness Review (SPR) data;
3. Management opportunities for community partners to strengthen their disaster resilience.
“By building and sustaining the capabilities needed to prevent, protect against, mitigate, respond to, and recover from threats and hazards across the whole community, the nation becomes more resilient in the face of emergencies and disasters.”
A brief summary of the 2022 NPR can also be found here.