Flood Forum - Bay Area Multi-Jurisdictional Local Hazard Mitigation Plan JEANNE PERKINS DANIELLE HUTCHINGS ABAG Earthquake and Hazards Program
The federal Disaster Mitigation Act of 2000 (DMA 2000) focuses on – • Mitigation before, rather than after, disasters • Ties future mitigation funding to cities, counties, and special districts having “Local Hazard Mitigation Plans” completed
Bottom Line – Eligible for MITIGATION Dollars from FEMA- PDM-C Grants- HMGP Grants- Flood Grants
Is It Worth Complying Even If I Don’t Plan to Apply for Mitigation Funds from FEMA? YES!
NEW 2007 State Legislation impacts Public Assistance dollars for damage reimbursement – • “Waives” the 6.25% “match” requirement for Public Assistance damage reimbursement
ABAG has taken the lead in developing a Bay Area“multi-jurisdictional” LHMP • Participating in the MJ-LHMP is simpler than a “stand-alone LHMP • That plan is being updated 2009. • Thus, now is the logical time to “get on board”
Earthquake-Related Hazards • Ground Shaking • Fault Rupture • Liquefaction • Landslides • Tsunamis
Weather-Related Hazards • Flooding • Landslides • Wildfires • Drought • Climate Change
Flooding Hazard (Q3)100-Year Event • 9.4% of land • 8.9% of urban • 7.3% of roads • Currently replacing Q3 with DFIRMs
REQUIREMENTS 1 – Turn in “Letter of Commitment” by June 30 2 – The “Lag” Time is NO LONGER AVAILABLE so get us your critical facilities by June 30 – or you can’t make any changes (This “train” is together this time…) 3 – Can’t “Join In” after the plan is final. 4 – We must have “Core” Regional Mitigation Strategies (with pros and cons) 5 – More of language in your “Annexes” to be part of the main LHMP (under negotiation…)
CORE Mitigation Strategies (FEMA required) “Core” priorities will be based on the review of the exiting priorities in the existing annexes and the hazards assessment.THIS workshop is being held so that we can work together to ensure consensus on these draft “Core” mitigation strategies. The “Core” priorities can then be changed (or accepted) by individual cities, counties, and special districts.We must allow the public an opportunity to comment on those choices (at Council/Board meeting and with ABAG)
Increase emergency response capability Increase actions taken to reduce or eliminate the impacts of future incidents Two ways to deal with hazards
Reducing the potential loss of life, property damage, and environmental degradation from natural disasters, while Speeding economic recovery from those disasters. MJ-LHMP GOAL –To develop a disaster-resistant region by
And ANOTHER (Practical) Goal –To have a type of “insurance” for receiving more “Public Assistance” money from FEMA and the State…
Setting REGIONAL Priorities for MitigationThe Purpose of This FLOOD Workshop
Deaths and injury Damage – property dollar loss Disruption – downtime due to inoperable functioning MITIGATION Decisions –Costs of ACTION vs. INACTIONCOSTS vs. LOSS REDUCTION(Benefit–Cost Analysis or BCA)
Social Technical Administrative Political Legal Economic Environmental OTHER Criteria – STAPLEE
Infrastructure – This includes mitigation of lifeline facilities “critical” for operations AND recovery.
2. Health (more than hospitals) 3. Housing (homes) 4. Economy (industrial and commercial)
5. Government Services – This includes mitigation related to government facilities, in general.
6. Education (for school districts) 7. Environment (including climate) 8. Land Use
Where is ABAG’s Local Hazard Mitigation Plan information on the internet? http://quake.abag.ca.gov/mitigation With link to Commitment Letter (as word file)
Setting Priorities • Existing Program • Very High – NOW! • High – need money • Moderate – if money • Under Study • Not Applicable • Not Yet Considered