City of Redding, California
Why is there a Local Hazard Mitigation Plan?
The Disaster Mitigation Act of 2000 (DMA), commonly known as the 2000 Stafford Act amendments, was approved by Congress on October 10, 2000. On October 30, 2000, the President signed the bill into law, creating Public Law 106-390, amended the Stafford Act with regards to hazard mitigation planning, primarily by moving from post-disaster mitigation to pre-disaster mitigation, planning and projects. The DMA 2000 emphasizes greater interaction between State and local hazard identification, mitigation planning and other mitigation activities. In addition, both the State and Federal Governments have a continuing interest in streamlining the mitigation planning, implementation and project funding process.
What is the purpose of the Plan?
The City of Redding (City) Hazard Mitigation Plan's purpose is to fulfill the federal DMA, which calls for all communities to prepare mitigation plans. The plan includes resources and information to assist City residents, public and private sector organizations, and others interested in participating in planning for hazards. The plan provides a list of mitigation activities that may assist the City in reducing risk and preventing loss from future hazard events.
Hazard mitigation is any action that reduces the effects of future disasters. It has been demonstrated that hazard mitigation is most effective when based on an inclusive, comprehensive, long-term plan that is developed before a disaster actually occurs. Hazard mitigation, along with preparedness, response, and recovery are the four phases of emergency management. Hazard mitigation is the only phase of emergency management specifically dedicated to breaking the cycle of damage, reconstruction, and repeated damage. The Disaster Mitigation Act of 2000 (DMA 2000), Section 322 (a-d) requires that local governments, as a condition of receiving federal disaster mitigation funds, have a mitigation plan that describes the process for identifying hazards, risks and vulnerabilities, identify and prioritize mitigation actions, encourage the development of local mitigation and provide technical support for those efforts. This mitigation plan serves to meet those requirements.
When was the Plan adopted?
The City of Redding's Local Hazard Mitigation Plan was adopted by Redding's City Council on July 19, 2005 and was approved August 31, 2005 by the State of California. FEMA approved the plan on September 29, 2005, thus making Redding eligible for disaster relief and mitigation funds.
LOCAL HAZARD MITIGATION PLAN -- (2,825k) Entire document except Figures... See below
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For further information concerning this plan, please contact Kevin Kreitman, Fire Chief, at 530-225-4142 or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org, or Lily Toy, Associate Planner, at 530-245-7231 or e-mail: email@example.com.