Hazard Mitigation Plan
The Town of Knightdale maintains a Hazard Mitigation Plan in order to continue to be eligible to receive State and Federal assistance funding should a qualifying disaster strike our community. Local governments must have an approved Hazard Mitigation Plan that meets the requirements of the Disaster Mitigation Act of 2000 in order to receive federal mitigation assistance.
The Town of Knightdale applied for and was first accepted into the Hazard Mitigation Grant Program in 2004. The Town successfully renewed its acceptance in 2009.
A requirement of the program is that all local governments who receive funding must prepare and adopt a state-approved local mitigation plan.
In addition to meeting various State and Federal requirements, the plan has other purposes. They are as follows:
- Save lives and property
- Identify and reduce potential impacts of natural hazards
- Save money over time
- Facilitate state and federal funding following disasters
- Facilitate recovery following disasters
- Educate residents about natural hazards and their potential impacts
- Show that the Town is committed to improving the health and safety of its residents
PLAN IN HIGHER RESOLUTION AND IN SECTIONS
Table of Contents
Section I: Introduction
Section II: Values & Goals
Section III: Mitigation Strategies & Policies
Section IV: Monitoring, Evaluating & Reporting Progress
Section V: Revisions & Updates
Appendix A: Hazard Identification & Assessment
Appendix B: Vulnerability Assessment
Appendix C: Community Capability Assessment
Appendix D: Documentation of Planning Process
Senior Planner - Current