Input needed for Hazard Mitigation Plan Update
Mar 19, 2013, 17:53
Waveland is undertaking an update to its hazard Mitigation plan so that the City remains eligible for federal pre- and post-disaster mitigation funds. Communities are required to update their plans on a 5-year basis.
This plan update also helps the City maintain a reduction in the cost of flood insurance through FEMA’s National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) Community Rating System (CRS) Program.
The local hazard mitigation is evaluating the effects of several hazards on the City of Waveland. These hazards include: Flooding (100-year and 500-year), Localized Stormwater Flooding, Hurricane and Tropical Storm (Coastal Storm Surge), Coastal and Canal Bank Erosion, Drought, Wildfire, Tornadoes, Thunderstorms, Extreme Weather (Heat and Winter Events), Earthquake, Dam and Levee Failure and Climate Change (Sea Level Rise).
The hazard mitigation planning process started with a public kickoff meeting on November 7, 2012. The local hazard mitigation planning committee (HMPC) has been meeting since this time to develop this updated plan through development of a risk assessment and hazard vulnerability, plan goals and a mitigation strategy.
A copy of the draft plan is available for review on the City of Waveland’s website at www.waveland-ms.gov. You can contact Fire Chief Mike Smith at the Waveland Fire Department 228-467-2042 for further information on how you can get involved