In 2003, we began working with Indiana counties to develop multi-hazard mitigation plans (MHMPs) to meet the requirements of the federal Disaster Mitigation Act of 2000. Since then, we have produced plans for more than 300 risk assessments and multi-hazard mitigation plans in eight states and one territory (Puerto Rico).
Developing Hazus-MH Risk Assessments
Our MHMPs include risk assessments that use detailed information on local hazard conditions and local inventories of buildings, critical facilities, and other infrastructure, resulting in accurate assessments of a community’s unique risk to natural and human-induced hazards.
Our plans have been praised by FEMA Region V for the unique community-based process we developed, which engages local stakeholders early and often and analyzes risks using local data. We recognize that the local community has the best data and insight, and we help its agencies enhance, interpret, and transform their knowledge into information for effective planning.