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Preparing Local Hazard Mitigation Plans; Participation in Hazard Mitigation Planning

Preparing Local Hazard Mitigation Plans; Participation in Hazard Mitigation Planning

This class describes the making of a hazard mitigation plan. The first part of the class describes briefly the key components of a hazard mitigation plan. This is followed by a discussion of the importance of integrating the hazard mitigation plan with a community’s land use or comprehensive plan and a more detailed discussion of a hazards analysis and vulnerability assessment. Finally, students will take part in an exercise that requires them to develop a strategy for the public participation component of a hazard mitigation plan for a fictitious community.

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