AWARENESS AND EDUCATION

COMMUNITY ACTIONS

COMMUNITY PROGRESS

 

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ACTION STARTED

ACTION COMPLETED

Develop target groups/areas

     

Develop family and neighborhood awareness, education, preparedness campaigns

     

Work with local media, coordinate emergency public information

     

Educate public officials on their role and responsibilities, including legal aspects, prepare and distribute checklists for CEOs during emergencies

     

Develop a workplace hazard awareness and education campaign, collaborate to identify safety problems, increase business survivability

     

Promote school awareness, education, and preparedness; encourage safety drills; distribute materials through schools

     

Prepare elderly, disabled, and special needs groups by providing materials on steps to take, telephone numbers, etc.

     

Promote awareness and education among professional groups (e.g., engineers, educators, city managers), work with professional associations

     

Incorporate information into a community-wide awareness and education campaign, promote hazard awareness week, use local and voluntary organizations to assist in implementing programs

     

MITIGATION

COMMUNITY ACTIONS

COMMUNITY PROGRESS

 

NO ACTION

ACTION STARTED

ACTION COMPLETED

Property acquisition (enables local government to manage development of hazardous areas)

     

Zoning and subdivision regulations (restrict/guide new development and reconstruction)

     

Building codes (establish structural standards for new construction)

     

Tax credits (provide owner incentives to limit development or build in mitigation)

     

Structural measures (dams, building retrofit)

     

Nonstructural measures (minimize injuries and property damage, e.g., by securing equipment)

     

Training programs (for multidisciplinary audience, should include technical and scientific programs)

     

Technical assistance (for local government, business, utilities, should address mitigation policy and practice)

     

Awareness and education (for general public)

     


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