As part of the overall community planning effort for hazard mitigation, the Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County, Tennessee, and the county satellite cities, is looking for public input into the revision of the 2015 Metropolitan Nashville-Davidson County Multi-Hazard Mitigation Plan pursuant to the requirements of the Stafford Act, Title 44 Code of Federal Regulations(CFR) §201.6.1, and the Disaster Mitigation Act of 2000 (Public Law 106-390).

Hazard Mitigation is defined as any sustained action taken to reduce or eliminate long-term risk to human life and property from hazards. Hazard mitigation planning is the process through which the hazards that threaten communities are identified, the likely impacts of those hazards are determined, mitigation goals are set, and appropriate strategies that would lessen the impacts are identified, prioritized, and implemented.

Hazard mitigation planning is a requirement for state and local governments in order to maintain eligibility for certain federal disaster assistance and hazard mitigation funding programs. Metropolitan Nashville-Davidson County is both a community at risk and a community that has benefited from federal mitigation funding programs.

In order to develop a more effective plan, we are taking a comprehensive approach to reducing the effects of disasters, and including an open public involvement opportunity for the public to comment on the plan during the drafting stage and prior to plan approval.

Please take this opportunity to offer any hazard mitigation concerns, and suggestions to mitigate potential hazards in our area. Please also feel free to come to any of our Public Input sessions and talk with the agencies involved about your concerns, suggestions or any questions you may have on hazard mitigation and this plan. 

Multi-Hazard Mitigation Plan Revision Public Input sessions are scheduled for:

Wednesday, April 17th, 2019, 4pm - 5pm
Midtown Hills Police Precinct Community Room
1411 12th Avenue South, Nashville, TN 37203

Thursday, May 2nd, 2019, 5pm - 6pm
South Police Precinct Community Room
5101 Harding Place, Nashville, TN 37211

Wednesday, August 7th, 2019, 4pm - 5pm
East Police Precinct Community Room
936 E. Trinity Lane, Nashville, TN 37207

 Thank You!

Heidi J. Mariscal
Nashville Office of Emergency Management
Email Heidi Mariscal

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