Planning is a powerful way for your community to protect its people and property by taking proactive steps—like preventing growth in hazardous areas—that ultimately safeguard your community and its financial resources. For example, well-planned development is less likely to necessitate costly evacuations or lead to damaged infrastructure.
Below is a menu of planning options.
- Creating a local government comprehensive plan that outlines your community’s general land use goals and priorities.
- Creating a multi-hazard mitigation plan that describes what hazards your community faces, and what it plans to do about them.
Risk Analysis and Management
- Creating risk mitigation strategies that provide a more detailed look at your hazards and the specific ways that your community can work to protect itself from them.
- Creating a multi-objective management plan that provides a comprehensive approach to how your community intends to meet all of its goals, including economic, preservation, and hazard-related.