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Hazard Areas Definition and Risk Notification: Smart Growth and Hazard Mitigation

Hazard Areas Definition and Risk Notification: Smart Growth and Hazard Mitigation

This class describes how flood and earthquake hazard areas are mapped and how the maps can be used to notify the public about the nature and extent of risk. The first part of the class describes the current system of mapping flood and earthquake hazard areas or zones and some of the strengths and weaknesses of relying on maps to notify property owners, or potential property owners, about the presence of natural hazards. This is followed by...

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