Hazard Mitigation for Natural Disasters

Damage along Main Street after deadly flooding in Ellicott City, Maryland (Credit: Barnard / WTTG)

Damage along Main Street after deadly flooding in Ellicott City, Maryland (Credit: Barnard / WTTG)

This interactive, user-friendly guide tells utilities how to mitigate natural disasters and their impacts, including floods, earthquakes, droughts, wildfires, tornados and power outages. The guide also explains why mitigation is important, how to be included in your community’s local mitigation plan, how to identify potential mitigation projects for each type of disaster, and how to implement and fund proposed mitigation projects.

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