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File #: 170576    Version: 0 Name:
Type: Resolution Status: ADOPTED
File created: 5/25/2017 In control: CITY COUNCIL
On agenda: Final action: 6/8/2017
Title: Adopting the 2017 Hazard Mitigation Plan as the official hazard mitigation plan of the City of Philadelphia.
Sponsors: Councilmember Jones, Councilmember Blackwell, Councilmember Johnson, Councilmember Oh, Councilmember Parker, Councilmember Gym
Attachments: 1. Resolution No. 17057600.pdf, 2. 170576 - Exhibit A.pdf, 3. Signature17057600.pdf
Title
Adopting the 2017 Hazard Mitigation Plan as the official hazard mitigation plan of the City of Philadelphia.

Body
WHEREAS, Pursuant to Section 322 of the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act, Pub. L. 93-288, as amended by the Disaster Mitigation Act of 2000, Pub. L. 106-390, state and local governments must develop and submit for approval to the President a mitigation plan that outlines processes for identifying their respective natural hazards, risks, and vulnerabilities; and

WHEREAS, The City of Philadelphia acknowledges the requirements of Section 322 of the Stafford Act to have an approved Hazard Mitigation Plan as a condition of receiving post-disaster Hazard Mitigation Grant Program funds; and

WHEREAS, The Office of Emergency Management, in collaboration with numerous City departments and external stakeholders, developed The City of Philadelphia's 2012 Natural Hazard Mitigation Plan ("Plan"); and

WHEREAS, The City conducted a public process consistent with federal requirements in developing its Plan; and

WHEREAS, Federal and State law require that the City's Hazard Mitigation Plan be reviewed, updated and re-adopted every five years; and

WHEREAS, The Office of Emergency Management has led the review and, with input from other city, state and federal agencies, has updated the 2012 Plan to formulate the 2017 Hazard Mitigation Plan, attached hereto as Exhibit "A"; and

WHEREAS, The City of Philadelphia's Plan meets all of the specific requirements outlined in Section 322, and also incorporates the guidelines of the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency ("PEMA"), including PEMA's suggested expansion of the Plan to include all hazards, natural and otherwise; and

WHEREAS, The Plan recommends mitigation activities that will reduce losses to life and property in the event natural and other hazards adversely affect the City; and

WHEREAS, Regulations of the Federal Emergency Management Agency ("FEMA")...

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