Multi-Hazard Mitigation Plan
The purpose of hazard mitigation is to reduce or eliminate long-term risk to people and property from natural hazards. The City of Boulder has developed a Multi-Hazard Mitigation Plan to help make the city and its residents less vulnerable to future natural hazard events.
The updated Multi-Hazard Mitigation Plan was formally adopted by City Council on April 2, 2013 and will be jointly implemented by the city and the Boulder Office of Emergency Management. The plan will be reviewed on an annual basis.
The Colorado Office of Emergency Management and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) accepted the plan in December 2012 after the city updated the plan in October 2012.The update followed a process prescribed by FEMA, including input and review from a hazard mitigation planning committee comprised of key city, county, district and stakeholder representatives.
Keeping the plan current helps the city to be better prepared for natural hazards and provides the opportunity to apply for federal grants and receive credit in the National Flood Insurance Program's (NFIP) Community Rating System (CRS).
The CRS is a voluntary incentive program that recognizes and encourages community floodplain management activities that exceed the minimum NFIP requirements. Flood insurance premium rates for property owners are discounted based on the community's efforts to reduce flood losses beyond the minimum requirements.
The city reviewed the Multi-Hazard Mitigation plan in 2010, as part of an ongoing effort to monitor and evaluate the plan's implementation and effectiveness. The review summarized the progress of the recommended mitigation actions identified in the plan (Section 5.4.1).
The plan was prepared to meet the requirements of the Disaster Mitigation Act of 2000 so that the City of Boulder would be eligible for the Federal Emergency Management Agency's (FEMA) Pre-Disaster Mitigation and Hazard Mitigation Grant Programs. The goals of the plan were to:
The plan was approved by City Council on Aug. 19, 2008. 2008 City of Boulder Multi-Hazard Mitigation Plan.
The city followed a planning process prescribed by FEMA, which began with the formation of a hazard mitigation planning committee comprised of key city, county, district and stakeholder representatives. The committee conducted a risk assessment that:
A public workshop for the Multi-Hazard Mitigation Plan Update was held on Sept. 13, 2012.
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