Risk Identification and Assessment

  • Understanding your (community/individual) risk to flooding will allow you to prepare for the flood risk you may face during a disaster. Steps may be taken to reduce your property and financial risks, talk with your community officials about opportunities to prepare for disaster before it strikes.
  • Communities can reduce their natural hazard risks through Mitigation Planning efforts. As your community receives additional information, take a moment to review your current plan for update.
  • Risk awareness and communications about natural hazard risk within the community is crucial to individuals and business owners being able to decide what level of risk they are willing to assume for their property and family.
  • With the updated flood risk information in the products shown during the Resilience meeting, communities, individuals and business owners can make informal decisions for possible actions they can take to minimize the natural hazard risk.