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OEM Invites Public Input for Multi-Hazard Mitigation Plan Revision

3/18/2019
Joseph Pleasant; Public Information Officer

Every five years OEM must revise and submit the updated plan to FEMA

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 along with the help of multiple local, state, federal agencies and non-government entities.

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.

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.

As part of this process OEM wants to afford the public the opportunity to provide input into the Multi-Hazard Mitigation Plan revision including hazard concerns, mitigation activities, and the actual plan and planning process.

First ‘Multi-Hazard Mitigation Plan Revision Public Input Meeting’
Wednesday April 17, 4 p.m.-5 p.m,
>Midtown Hills Police Precinct Community Room
1441 12th Avenue South, Nashville, 37203

The public is also invited to take a Public Input Survey.

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: oem.nashville.gov.