An exemplary, if exhaustive, mitigation plan that aims for resiliency through multiple channels — urban trees prominent among them.
Every community is vulnerable to natural hazards, ranging from coastal storms and flooding to extreme heat and high winds. There is strong consensus that these types of extreme events will increase, both in frequency and intensity, over the coming years. Furthermore, climates are changing. In the past century, most communities have observed shifting trends in weather patterns and climate conditions. Communities should consider efforts to address existing hazards while simultaneously preparing for predicted hazards due to climate change. Its three main components — an All Hazards Mitigation Plan (AHMP), floodplain mapping, and Climate Adaptation Plan — link research, outreach, and action to assure implementation of a comprehensive risk-preparedness system for addressing existing and future threats.