Hazard Mitigation Planning (4)
- Collection Created:
- January 26, 2015
Hazard Mitigation Planning: Practices for Land Use Planning and Development near Pipelines, is a primer for incorporating pipeline hazards into hazard mitigation plans. The goal of this document is to provide emergency managers, planners, and others involved with developing hazard mitigation plans with the knowledge and understanding of how pipelines operate, the common products that may be transported through transmission and distribution pipeline systems, the potential impacts (risks) of pipeline incidents, and mitigation strategies they can implement to reduce these risks. There are no new requirements set forth in the primer, but provides suggestions for sector-specific considerations in mitigation plans. This document was prepared by the Pipelines and Informed Planning Alliance (PIPA), and is sponsored by the Department of Transportation (DOT), Pipeline Hazard Materials and Safety Administration (PHMSA), in coordination with FEMA’s Risk Analysis Division. PIPA contributors include State, Federal and local government officials, as well as industry representatives.
Disasters can cause loss of life, damage buildings and infrastructure, and have devastating consequences for a community’s economic, social, and environmental well-being. Hazard mitigation planning is the process used by state, local and tribal leaders to understand risks from natural hazards and develop long-term strategies to reduce the impacts of disasters on people, property, and the environment. This fact sheet describes the local hazard mitigation planning process, the benefits of mitigation planning to the local community, examples of mitigation actions, and links to mitigation planning guidance, tools and training resources.
Mitigation Framework Leadership Group Draft Concept Paper, “Draft Interagency Concept for Community Resilience Indicators and National-Level Measures”
There is broad interest in the United States in identifying key factors of community resilience and understanding where we stand as a Nation related to those factors so that we can develop better-informed capacity-building strategies. The Mitigation Framework Leadership Group has developed a draft concept with potential indicators and measures of community resilience that may be considered by a variety of users when evaluating how to improve communities’ ability to prepare for, respond to, and recover from disasters. The Draft Concept Paper documents the approach.
Planning for a Resilient Community is a 4-hour workshop intended to enhance the effectiveness of community planners and officials in creating safe, resilient communities through hazard mitigation. The workshop focuses on the relationship between the impacts of hazards and community design and provides specific examples of how communities accomplish mitigation through comprehensive planning, transportation planning, zoning, and other planning mechanisms. The training's visuals, student and instructor guides, and a fact sheet are included here. For more information Visit www.fema.gov/hazard-mitigation-planning-training or contact your FEMA Regional Office.