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OEM Issues First Ever Multi-Hazard Mitigation Progress Report

11/14/2018
Joseph Pleasant; Public information Officer

Every year a multi-agency planning team reviews the plan and associated mitigating activities

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (November 14, 2018) – Each year natural disasters take the lives of hundreds of people and injure thousands of others nationwide. In order to reduce the risk to the people of Davidson County the Nashville Office of Emergency Management leads the reviews and revisions to the Multi-Hazard Mitigation Plan.

The Multi-Hazard Mitigation Plan identifies goals and measures to reduce the risk to the public. The goal is to help make Davidson County communities less vulnerable and more disaster resistant.

Each year a multi-agency planning team reviews the Multi-Hazard Mitigation Plan in coordination with many agencies inside and outside of Metro Government including our surrounding cities.

OEM and its partner agencies completed a review of the plan in October. The group created a Multi-Hazard Mitigation Plan Annual Progress Report to inform the public on how well the plan is working. This is the first year to provide the progress report.

Every five years, this same Multi-Hazard Mitigation Plan must be revised and submitted to the Federal Emergency Management Agency for approval. During 2019, this team will be going through this full revision process, and the public will be afforded the opportunity to comment and provide input throughout the process.

Along with reducing risk to the community, the Multi-Hazard Mitigation Plan also meets several disaster assistance and hazard mitigation funding program requirements. This allows Davidson County residents to have access to federal money in the event of a disaster, and even includes discounts on flood insurance premiums through the National Flood Insurance Program.

You can read more about the Multi-Hazard Mitigation Plan Annual Progress Report and the Multi-Hazard Mitigation Plan in its entirety on the Office of Emergency Managements website: www.oem.nashville.gov.