Hazard Mitigation Plan Update

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The city of Aurora is revising its 2016 Hazard Mitigation Plan to lessen the long-term risk to people and property from natural hazards. Mitigation measures reduce personal loss, save lives and reduce the cost of responding to and recovering from disasters. The plan guides decision makers in committing city resources and integrates with existing building and zoning regulations, long-range planning efforts and environmental stewardship.

The updated plan is also required by the Federal Emergency Management Agency for local jurisdictions to be eligible for disaster mitigation funding. The plan includes rating the risks associated with hazards in the city of Aurora, and how the city plans to address or lessen potential impacts of identified hazards.

The city received public feedback on the final draft in August and is currently preparing to submit a final plan for approval by FEMA. View the plan at https://virtual.woodplc.com/VirtualSpace/147208.

The city of Aurora is revising its 2016 Hazard Mitigation Plan to lessen the long-term risk to people and property from natural hazards. Mitigation measures reduce personal loss, save lives and reduce the cost of responding to and recovering from disasters. The plan guides decision makers in committing city resources and integrates with existing building and zoning regulations, long-range planning efforts and environmental stewardship.

The updated plan is also required by the Federal Emergency Management Agency for local jurisdictions to be eligible for disaster mitigation funding. The plan includes rating the risks associated with hazards in the city of Aurora, and how the city plans to address or lessen potential impacts of identified hazards.

The city received public feedback on the final draft in August and is currently preparing to submit a final plan for approval by FEMA. View the plan at https://virtual.woodplc.com/VirtualSpace/147208.

  • CLOSED: This survey has concluded.

    Aurora is updating its Hazard Mitigation Plan per the five-year update cycle required by FEMA and the Federal Disaster Mitigation Act of 2000.

    The Hazard Mitigation Plan analyzes the city's vulnerabilities to natural and human-caused hazards and identifies mitigation actions the city can take to minimize property damage and reduce the loss of life by lessening the impact of disasters.

    The following are FEMA definitions for natural and human-caused hazards:

    • Natural hazard - Source of harm or difficulty created by a meteorological, environmental or geological event.
    • Human-caused hazard - Accidental or intentional actions of an adversary, such as a threatened or actual chemical or biological attack or cyber event.

    The purpose of this survey is to collect information from the public and stakeholders to better understand the vulnerabilities within the city as well as solicit input on needs to best mitigate, or reduce, the impacts of hazards before they occur.

    Please complete this survey by March 31, 2021. Thank you for your participation.

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Page last updated: 07 September 2021, 08:59