Task 1: Summary

In this task, your community will ascertain the planning area and determine the overall scope of the hazard planning project. Some common approaches to defining the planning area include updating the existing planning efforts or participating in the multi-jurisdiction plan. The first important steps to organize your resources are to appoint a local lead for your plan and if needed, seek outside technical assistance. Both single and multi-jurisdictional plans share a similar commitment to developing a community plan to diminish risks from hazards. Community maps including different types of jurisdictional boundaries cna be prepared using the tools and data available on the Riskscape Atlas Link to Atlas