Natural Hazard Mitigation is sustained action taken to reduce or

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Wyandotte County
Multi-Hazard Mitigation Plan
1. Review the six categories of mitigation actions being considered in Wyandotte County Multi-Hazard
Mitigation Plan. Please place a check
next to the four types of mitigation actions that you think
should have the highest priority.
Prevention: Administrative or regulatory actions/processes that influence the way land and buildings are developed and built.
Planning and zoning
Open space preservation
Building codes
Stormwater management regulations
Capital improvement programs
Property Protection: Actions that involve the modification of existing buildings or structures to protect them from a hazard or
removal from the hazard area.
Acquisition, Relocation
Structural retrofits
Storm shutters
Firewise construction
Public Education and Awareness: Actions to inform and educate citizens, elected officials, and property owners about the hazards
and potential ways to mitigate them.
Outreach projects (mailings, media, web)
Hazard maps
Real estate disclosure
Education programs (children and adults)
Natural Resource Protection: Actions that, in addition to minimizing hazard losses, also preserve or restore the functions of natural
Erosion and sediment control
Forest and vegetation management
Stream corridor restoration
Wetland restoration and preservation
Watershed management
Structural Projects: Actions that involve the construction of structures to reduce the impact of a hazard.
Detention/retention structures
Sediment basins/Low-head weirs
Safe rooms
Culvert resizing/replacement
Emergency Services: Actions that protect people and property during and immediately after a disaster or hazard event.
Protection of critical facilities
Warning systems
Protection of lifeline utilities
Emergency response service
2. The hazards addressed in the Multi-Hazard Mitigation Plan are listed below. Please indicate the level of risk,
or extent of potential impacts, in Wyandotte County that you perceive for each hazard. Please rate EACH
hazard 1 through 5 as follows: 1=negligible, 2=limited, 3=moderate, 4=critical, or 5=catastrophic.
Agricultural Infestation
Dam/Levee Failure
Expansive Soils
Extreme Temperatures
Hazardous Materials
Land Subsidence
Major Disease Outbreak/Medical Epidemic
Soil Erosion and Dust
Utility/Infrastructure Failure
Winter Weather
3. Please comment on any other issues that the planning committee should consider in developing
a strategy to reduce future losses caused by hazard events (use back if needed).
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