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Incentives to relocate people to less prone areas of the state.

Trees, lots of trees, more green space, more wetlands

More space between houses, every house have a secure room

Submitted by Community Member 1 year ago

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  1. Without more information about what types of incentives should be employed, it is hard to support this proposal. Rather than provide incentives (which typically cost tax payers money) I would prefer to see disincentives used.

    If each homeowner in a high-risk flood zone (not the 100 year flood zone) were required to sign a certificate stating that they had been informed that they would not be qualified for government subsidized flood insurance, post flood grants or low cost government loans for rebuilding, there might be fewer people staying in such areas.

    1 year ago
  2. Local agency General Plans should consider hazards such as flood plains and take action to reduce densities in those areas or implovements to mitigate the hazard. Reconstruction after an event should meet mitigation targets if a building permit is to be issued, such as an elevated or floating replacement structure design in a flood plain. Denial of a building permit or zoning revision might be viewed as a government taking, requiring the local agency to compensate the property owner.

    1 year ago
  3. I own my property and will not move!

    1 year ago
  4. When New York City is relocated then the rest can follow suit. Until then, relocation will be a onezy toozy thing done one homeowner at a time and with their direct and personal involvement.

    1 year ago
  5. Incentives for relocation should be negative in nature. People who continue to live in flood plain areas or along coastlines that shift with the sand, etc., should no longer have any government intervention after the first incident. After all, individual responsibility causes us to learn.

    1 year ago
  6. National preparedness is the shared responsibility of our whole community. Every member contributes, including individuals, communities, the private and nonprofit sectors, faith-based organizations, and Federal, State, and local governments.

    1 year ago
    1. You got my vote on stepping up for when the next FEMA or DHS Official calls it quits.

      1 year ago
  7. NIMS represents a core set of doctrines, concepts, principles, terminology, and organizational processes that enables effective, efficient, and collaborative incident management.Incidents begin and end locally, and most are wholly managed at the local level. Many incidents require unified response from local agencies, NGOs, and the private sector, and some require additional support from neighboring jurisdictions or the State.We describe our security and resilience posture through the core capabilities that are necessary to address risks, and we will use an integrated, layered, and all-of-Nation approach as our foundation. We define success as a secure and resilient Nation with the capabilities required across the whole community to prevent, protect against, mitigate, respond to, and recover from the threats and hazards that pose the greatest risk.Recognition that government at all levels cannot manage disasters alone means that communities need the opportunity to draw on their full potential to operate effectively. Empowering local action requires allowing members of the communities to lead—not follow—in identifying priorities, organizing support, implementing programs, and evaluating outcomes. The emergency manager promotes and coordinates, but does not direct, these conversations and efforts. Lasting impacts of long-term capacity building can be evident in an evolving set of civic practices and habits among leaders and the public that become embedded in the life of the community. In this regard, the issue of social capital becomes an important part of encouraging communities to own and lead their own resilience activities.Furthermore, community ownership of projects provides a powerful incentive for sustaining action and involvement. National preparedness is the shared responsibility of our whole community. Every member contributes, including individuals, communities, the private and nonprofit sectors, faith-based organizations, and Federal, State, and local governments.NIMS defines the preparedness cycle as “planning, training, equipping, exercising, evaluating, and taking action to correct and mitigate.” A capability is provided with proper planning, organization, training, equipment, and exercises. The capability elements define the resources needed to perform the critical tasks to the specified levels of performance, with the recognition that there is rarely a single combination of capability elements that must be used to achieve a capability. The stronger the states and local communities are the less reliant they will be on FEMA and the nation.This direction and action under PPD-8 will afford FEMA the oppertunity to deploy resources where there truely needed the most.

    1 year ago

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