2018 Plan Update
FEMA defines hazard mitigation as:
A series of actions and policies designed to reduce and/or eliminate the impacts of naturally occurring disasters on people and property.
A hazard mitigation plan should be considered a living document that must grow and adapt, keeping pace with a community’s growth and change. The Disaster Mitigation Act of 2000 (DMA) places high priority on the continuation of the planning process after the initial submittal, requiring communities to seek and receive re-approval from FEMA every 5 years in order to remain eligible for assistance. The evaluation, revision and update process is also a means to create an increased awareness and involvement in hazard mitigation as part of daily activities. The 2018 Providence Multi-Hazard Mitigation Plan Update will replace the existing June 6, 2013 Multi-Hazard Mitigation Plan.
We Want to Hear From You!
Local knowledge is critical to the success of a hazard mitigation plan. As part of the current plan update process, we are asking residents and business owners to provide insight into location-specific information related to impacts from natural hazards. It’s easy, just click on the links below to access our quick surveys!
Select the hazard category (winter-related, flood-related, etc.), then the hazard type (snow, riverine flooding, etc.).
Next, scale the map to adjust the point above the general location, add your description, and insert a photo (jpeg please) if available (please make sure to complete the ‘photo credit section’ if we can use your image in our work).
Finally, submit your information.
Thank you for participating in the hazard mitigation planning process!
Survey Link: https://arcg.is/8qHHu
Vulnerability and Preparedness
As part of the Hazard Mitigation Plan Update process, the City would like to know your thoughts on vulnerabilities and preparedness. Please take a few minutes to complete the survey. All responses are anonymous.
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