EST 330 NotesFeb6

EST 330 NotesFeb6 - EST 330 Notes Monday, February 6, 2006...

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EST 330 Notes Monday, February 6, 2006 Stafford Act and Mitigation Tools Quotations are from Godschalk, et al., Natural Hazard Mitigation “Under the Stafford Act there are three primary post-disaster activities, which may be thought of as the primary tools of a mitigation planner. Section 409 mitigation plans Section 404 mitigation plans Hazard Mitigation Survey Teams and Interagency Hazard Mitigation Teams Section 409 of the Stafford Act requires the preparation of state disaster mitigation plans as a condition of receiving federal disaster assistance. These plans require states and their localities to identify and adopt programs and policies to reduce future risks from natural hazards. FEMA can condition disaster assistance funds on the implementation of state hazard mitigation plans .” “A hazard mitigation plan is defined as the plan resulting from a systematic evaluation of the nature and the extent of the vulnerability to the effects of natural hazards present in society; it includes the actions needed to minimize future vulnerability to hazards. At the minimum, the state hazard mitigation plan must contain the following four elements:
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This note was uploaded on 03/16/2010 for the course EST 330 taught by Professor Paulsiegel during the Fall '09 term at SUNY Stony Brook.

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