assistance determining characteristics of resilience in their communities, determining strategies for identifying and engaging community members and stakeholders, and determining the vulnerabilities and risks associated with all hazards and alternatives for reducing or mitigating them. Federal agencies that have responsibility for dams and levees can collaborate to examine safety programs, identify the means to improve their own knowledge of risk communication, advise communities how risk can be communicated in clear, understandable, and actionable terms, and to explore the role of community factors including legislation and land-use planning, in the severity of hazards and consequences to a community.

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