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State and Local Migitation Planning How-to Guide. Understanding Your Risks: Identifying Hazards and Estimating Losses.
August 2001, 167 p.
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The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has developed this series of mitigation planning 'how-to' guides to assist states, communities, and tribes in enhancing their natural hazard mitigation planning capabilities. These guides are designed to provide the type of information states and communities need to initiate and maintain a planning process that will result in safer communities. These guides are applicable to states and communities of various sizes and varying ranges of financial and technical resources. This how-to series is not intended to be the last word on any of the subject matter covered; rather, it is meant to be an easy to understand guide for the field practitioner. In practice, these guides may be supplemented with more extensive technical data and the use of experts if possible.
Hazard profiles; Loss estimation; Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA); Floods; Tsunami; Tornado; Local government; Wildfire; Earthquakes; State government; Landslides; Losses; Identify hazards; Profile hazard events; Risks; Mitigation planning; Coastal storms; Natural hazards; Asset inventories