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Emergency Planning: Hazard Mitigation

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Hazard Mitigation Survey

The Hazard Mitigation Planning Team is inviting the public to provide feedback on hazard mitigation in New York City. The responses to the survey (below) will aid the development of New York City’s Hazard Mitigation Plan Update, which will be released in 2014.

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Prevention: Policies to reduce the impact of hazards, such as zoning, planning, and building codes.
Property Protection: Modifications of existing homes and buildings to protect them from hazards, such as elevation of electrical equipment.
Coastal/Natural Resource Protection: Actions that not only reduce the impact of hazards but also preserve and restore natural habitats. Examples include parks preservation and wetlands restoration.
Emergency Preparedness & Services: Actions that protect people and property during or immediately after a disaster or hazardous event. Examples include advanced warning systems, emergency response training, etc.
Infrastructure Projects: Engineering of strcutures to reduce the impact of hazards. Examples include seawalls, bulkheads, levees, etc.



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