The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) requires every locality to maintain a hazard mitigation plan to examine the risk and impact of natural disasters and provide strategies for reducing impacts to persons and property. Every five years this plan must be updated to ensure continued access to FEMA’s grant funds for mitigation projects. Christiansburg most recently participated in the 2017 update to this plan.
The plan identifies potential hazards, evaluates risks to human life and property, and provides goals for reducing these risks – which will be supported by mitigation strategies and projects in every participating locality and at the regional level.
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