Risk MAP reinforces the committment of FEMA’s Mitigation Division’s assistance to the communities that we serve. The Discovery Meeting acts to familiarize communities with the products and services available to communities that participate in the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP).
All communities are encouraged to identify actions they can take to reduce their risk. FEMA looks to support those community-identified mitigation actions through Risk MAP.
FEMA is interested in building strong community partnerships and working together to increase a community’s capacity to prepare for, protect against, respond to, recover from, and mitigate against all hazards.
Risk Mapping, Assessment, and Planning (Risk MAP) is a FEMA program that provides communities with flood risk information and tools they can use to enhance their mitigation plans and take action to reduce that risk.
Through collaboration with our mapping partners, state, and local officials, Risk MAP will deliver quality data and visual tools to enable communities to communicate risk and take action to reduce that risk.
The availability of more precise risk identification, risk assessment tools, technical assistance, mitigation planning and outreach support, Risk MAP strengthens a community’s ability to make informed decisions about reducing risk.
The RiskMAP6.com website (http://www.riskmap6.com) has information for communities to learn more about the Risk MAP program and its implementation within FEMA’s Region 6 area (Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Texas).
Risk MAP’s mission is to encourage and assist communities in taking action to minimize their flood risk.
Risk MAP looks to identify mitigation projects and opportunities for FEMA to partner with its NFIP communities to change their interaction with the natural hazards that they face.
Some actions communities can take to reduce risk include: community participation, adopting mitigation planning, communicating risk to citizens, adopting higher standards, utilizing mitigation plans and risk information to secure grant funding, and implementing long-term actions that reduce risk.
The goal of the Risk MAP effort is to lessen the effect of a natural disaster on our nation’s communities.