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CJ455 Grantham Pennsylvania EM Agency Hazard Mitigation Plan Outline Paper

CJ455

Grantham University

Question Description

Download "Hazard Mitigation Template"

This assignment is intended to grasp your insight into the numerous potential and man-made disasters for which emergency planners must be prepared to deal. Emergency management is a quickly evolving profession with many opportunities for individuals who wish to pursue it as a career. This exercise will offer insights into the scope and responsibilities of individuals in the profession.

You will be provided a "Hazard Mitigation Template" (see above), from the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency. You will be asked to complete the five exercises in the worksheet for your community, or a community of your choice, as the focus for the mitigation study. This exercise requires a deal of research and analysis on their part. After doing the research required to complete each of the five sections of the worksheet, you must also final report which thoroughly examines the risks, preparedness, and response capabilities of the community.

Based on the instructions given to you in Week 1, at the end of Week 3, you will develop an outline and submit it to your instructor for approval, and comments. Use the outline below as a guide and submit your work in the drop box below.

Hazard Mitigation Plan Outline

1. Introduction

  • The community’s disaster history.
  • What is mitigation and why is a mitigation plan necessary?
  • How was the plan prepared?
  • How did you obtain your information?
  • The goals and objectives of the mitigation plan?

2. Community and Hazard Exposure Profile (part 2 of the template)

  • Community population
  • Miles of roads
  • Airports
  • Manufacturing plants
  • Military bases
  • Hospitals
  • Dams
  • Schools
  • Etc.

3. List of possible community hazards (part 1 of the template). For each hazard discuss:

  • Hazard description
  • Impact on property
  • Impact on safety and health
  • Any other community considerations

4. Hazard Vulnerability analysis and frequency chart (part 3 of the template)

  • Explanation of a hazard vulnerability analysis
  • Your chart or list matrix

5. Your community’s capability assessment (part 4 of the worksheet)

  • Community response capabilities
  • Description of local law enforcement response capabilities (size, capability, etc.)
  • Description of local fire agencies and response capabilities
  • EMS capabilities, ambulance services, hospitals, etc.
  • Physical resources
  • Technical resources (example: early warning systems)
  • Information resources (radio, TV, etc.)
  • Financial resources (emergency funds in the community, grants, state funds, etc.)

6. Recommended Mitigation Measures (part 5 of the template). For each measure include information such as:

  • Description
  • Objectives supported
  • Who is responsible
  • When must it be done
  • Who can help
  • Budget

7. Conclusion

  • Their overall assessment of response capabilities
  • Their recommendations for implementing priority mitigation projects for the community
  • Their overall assessment of the community’s vulnerability and response capabilities

8. Any additional charts, graphs, illustrations, etc.

  • They may include charts, graphs, and illustrations in the mitigation plan itself to assist with clarification and explanation. They must remember to include source citations if they copied items and/or for the information provided in the item if they created the chart or graph.

9. Cover page and reference page

  • The cover page and reference page must be included. Remember these pages are not to be counted as part of the seven (7) page minimum.
    PLEASE PROVIDE AN OUTLINE ALSO!

Final Answer

Attached.

Running head: HAZARD MITIGATION PLAN

Hazard Mitigation Plan
Name
Date
Institutional Affiliation

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HAZARD MITIGATION PLAN

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Hazard Mitigation Plan

The county of Snohomish has in the past been a victim of severe weather and flooding.
The county has in several occasions experience high destructive levels of rainfall, which has
caused massive damage to the infrastructure. There have been recorded high winds, which have
also caused damage to buildings and blocking of roads by fallen trees. There is also the risk of
volcanic eruption from the mountains in the area, but there is a likely of these never happening in
the lifetime of an individual. Earthquakes both small and large have been experienced in the
county in the past. Landslides are also hazards that the area risks to experience. These are the
most destructive hazards that the county has faced in the past. River beds have also broke out and
caused massive floods in the area.
Mitigation can be defined as any action that is taken to either reduce or remove the risk of
something happening. The actions under taken to minimize the impact of hazards in a
geographical area, they can be either in regards to loss of life or destruction of property. The
mitigation plan is a collection of the actions that can be taken to reduce or counteract the effects
of natural and manmade hazards. It includes the roles of different stakeholders in implementing
the plan. The plan helps to highlight the different hazard that the area is susceptible to and the
methods that can help minimize or eliminate the impact of the event.
The plan was prepared by the partnership of different government and private institutions
and authorities. The local governments, municipalities and tribal governments were involved in
making the plan. The stakeholders held meetings, which, helped to get the thoughts, and ideas of
all the groups present, to make sure the plan covered all areas of interest. Most of the information
was sourced from the different authorities and facilities in the area. The police department, fire

HAZARD MITIGATION PLAN

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department, Health facilities like hospital and dispensaries, the county register of persons and the
local governments records on past hazards.
The mitigation plan had several goals put across that covered their expected action procedures.
The goals are:


Prevent injury and loss of lives by natural hazards



Reduce the number of injury and death cases when natural hazards occur



Minimize the damage to property and infrastructure



Advance the efforts to sustainable economy in the county



Ensure that the public knows about this disasters and steps to take when they occur



Enhance the environments capability to absorb or minimize the natural hazards
Snohomish County lies in the Puget Sound located in the Western Washington region.

The area covered by the county is mostly mountainous regions and forest, with most of the
development and residences are in the western part. The main transportation corridors in this
area are the Interstate 5, US highway 2, State Route 9 and 530. There are also several railways
channels, which connect the different parts of the county with commuter trains serving the
populated areas. The population of the county is 772,501which has seen a steady increase of
about 3.4 percent in the unincorporated areas and 1.7 percent in the incorporated areas. The
county consists of several cities with Everest being the most populated while the smallest is
index.
The geographical setting of the county consists of large areas covered with mountains
and forests. These are some of the aspects of the region that contribute to the weather related ...

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