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Improve Your Community's Disaster Resiliency


Expected Outcomes

The substantial reduction of disaster losses, in lives and in the social, economic and environmental assets of your community.

Strategic Goals

  1. The integration of disaster risk reduction into sustainable development policies and planning.

  2. Development and strengthening of institutions, mechanisms and capabilities to build resilience to hazards.

  3. The systematic incorporation of risk reduction approaches into the implementation of codes, programs and policies.

 Priorities for Action

1. Ensure that disaster risk reduction is a local priority with strong community support for implementation

2. Identify, assess and monitor disaster risks and enhance early warning systems

3. Use knowledge, innovation and education to build a culture of safety and resilience at all levels

Community Participation

Safe Rooms Legislation

FEMA Make A Plan

Join the network

Decentralize Responsibility and Resources

Sharing Community

Transition Towns

Permaculture Institute

Renewable Energy World

Training and learning on risk assessment at the local level

NRMCA Disaster Resilient Construction Workshop Report

FEMA Emergency Management Guide for Business and Industry

CARRI Research Report 9

FEMA Whole Community Approach


Regional and Emerging Risks


USA Today Natural Disasters Map

NOAA Natural Hazards Viewer

NRDC Extreme Weather Map

Identification of critical public facilities

DHS Owner Project Requirement Tool

DHS Rapid Visual Screening

ASCE 2013 Infrastructure Report Card

Assess human resources and capabilities

UNISDR Hyogo Framework

Mapping & Economic Integration

Early warning information and systems

FEMA Wireless Alerts

FCC Emergency Alert System

NOAA Weather Radio


Land Use Planning


USGBC Green Building and Climate Resilience

Sustainable Ecosystems and Environmental Management

Environmental News Network

EPA Ecosystem Services

EPA Ecosystem Research

EPA Ecosystem Effects Research

Ecosystem Approach to Disaster Risk Reduction

Networks across disciplines and regions

Resilience Design Institute

ICC Disaster Response Network



CARRI Research Report 9

FEMA: A Whole Community Approach

VA Guidance Floodplain Ordinance

IBHS Rating the States



For information regarding this program contact Tien Peng.


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