Hazard Mitigation Definition
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Hazard Mitigation Definition

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Document created by Tetra Tech for the Kittitas County Multi-Jurisdictional Hazard Mitigation Plan

CRITICAL FACILITIES Section 201.6 44CFR states that a Local Hazard Mitigation Plan risk assessment shall provide a description of the jurisdictions vulnerability to the identified hazards of concern and this vulnerability should be described in terms of: The types and numbers of existing and future buildings, infrastructure, and critical facilities located in the identified hazard areas.defined by the planning process.Each planning effort should identify and define those facilities and infrastructure that are critical to providing emergency services to the planning area.These definitions can and should be unique to the defined planning area.To maximize all of the planning partners funding options and opportunities, this process will be enhanced during the update of this plan.The Steering Cfor the Kittitas County planning area utilizing their knowledge of operations within the County and past hazard events.

These facilities will then be inventoried and entered into HAZUS and the vulnerability of those facilities will be estimated.Each hazard of concern addressed by this plan will evaluate those defined critical facilities exposed to the hazard.This will enable the partnership to target vulnerable critical facilities for mitigation, which is a high priority, established by FEMA under the mitigation grant programs.

EXAMPLE DEFINITIONS Standard FEMA Definition: Facilities/infrastructure that are critical to the health and welfare of the population and that are especially important following hazard events.

Critical facilities include, but are not limited to, shelters, police and fire stations, and hospitals.Whitman County, WA Definition: Those facilities and infrastructure that is critical to the health and welfare of the population.These become especially important after any hazard event occurs.

For the purposes of the WCNHMP, Critical facilities include: Structures or facilities that produce, use, or store highly volatile, flammable, explosive, toxic and/or water reactive materials; Hospitals, nursing homes, and housing likely to contain occupants who may not be sufficiently mobile to avoid death or injury during a hazard event. Police stations, fire stations, vehicle and equipment storage facilities, and emergency operations centers that are needed for disaster response before, during, and after hazard events, and Public and private utilities and infrastructure that are vital to maintaining or restoring normal services to areas damaged by hazard events Humboldt County, CA Definition: A Critical Facility is infrastructure or a facility that is critical to the health and welfare of the population.These become especially important after any hazard/natural disaster event occurs
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Under the Roseville Hazard Mitigation Plan (RHMP) definition, critical facilities include the following: (hazardmitigation.calema.ca.gov)
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Document created by Tetra Tech for the Kittitas County Multi-Jurisdictional Hazard Mitigation Plan

the purposes of the Humboldt Operational Area Hazard Mitigation Plan, Critical Facilities include: Essential Facilities:

Medical and Shelter Facilities and Vulnerable PopulationsFacilities likely to be used as a sheltering or community assembly location, and structures likely to contain occupants who may not be sufficiently mobile to avoid death or injury during and after a hazard/natural disaster event including but not limited to: Hospitals, schools, skilled nursing facilities, board and care homes, pharmacies, clinics, fairgrounds, community centers, ambulance services, and veterinary hospitals. Emergency ResponseFacilities and emergency operations centers that are needed for response and recovery activities before, during, and after a hazard/natural disaster event including but not limited to: Police stations, fire stations, local, state and federal vehicle and equipment storage facilities, and emergency response staging sites. Utility ServicesPublic and private utility facilities and essential services that are vital to maintaining or restoring normal services to impacted areas before, during, and after a hazard/natural disaster event including but not limited to: All primary and secondary transportation infrastructure, municipal water pumps and wells, water treatment plants, water storage, sewage treatment facilities, lift stations, water and sewer mainlines, substations, electric power generating and transmission infrastructure, retail and wholesale fuel transmission infrastructure and transport and storage facilities, telecommunications, repeater stations, radio stations and towers, aviation control towers, standby power-generating equipment, and grocery stores. Hazardous Facilities: Major Dams and LeveesMajor dams including: Copco Dam, Iron Gate Dam, Lewiston Dam, Trinity Dam, Matthews Dam, and Scott Dam.

RMP Hazmat SitesHazmat sites are structures or facilities that produce, use, or store highly volatile, flammable, explosive, toxic and/or water-reactive materials.This includes all Risk Management Plan (RMP) Hazmat sites including but not limited to facilities that use, or store acutely hazardous materials as defined by California Code of Regulations Title 19, Division 2, Chapter 4.5, Section 2770.5. Additional Hazmat SitesHazmat sites may additionally include: Nuclear materials storage sites, wholesale fuel facilities, hazardous materials yards, industrial facilities i.e.the pulp mills.City of Roseville, CA Definition: A critical facility is vital to property.

Loss of a critical facility would result in a severe economic or catastrophic impact.

Under the Roseville Hazard Mitigation Plan (RHMP) definition, critical facilities include the following: Police stations, fire stations, vehicle and equipment storage facilities, and emergency operations centers needed for disaster response before, during, and after hazard events Public and private utilities and infrastructure vital to maintaining or restoring normal services to a
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