Hazard mitigation

While the Federal Emergency management Agency had traditionally focused on floods and several other natural hazards (i.e., wildfires or earthquakes), the need to develop comprehensive short-term response and long-term mitigation planning for all types of hazards grew in the late '90s. As a result, the Congress passed the Disaster Mitigation Act of 2000 to start developing all hazards mitigation plans.

Among other projects, CGIT was involved in several hazard mitigation planning for the state, local regions, and three universities in southwest Virginia. Other related projects focused on earthquake prediction and hurricane and winds assessment maps for the Virginia Map Atlas.

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