Hazard Risk Assessment and Hazard Mitigation Plan for the Central Midlands Region of South Carolina

This document provides an all natural hazard risk assessment and hazard mitigation plan for the Central Midlands Region of South Carolina

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As defined in Presidential Policy Directive/PPD-8: National Preparedness directive – “Resilience” refers to the ability to adapt to changing conditions and withstand and rapidly recovery from disruption due to emergencies.

This requires a “Whole Community” approach.

Keys to Effective Resiliency:

  • Understand community complexity
  • Recognize community capabilities and needs
  • Foster relationships with community leaders
  • Build and maintain partnerships
  • Empower local action
  • Leverage and strengthen social infrastructure, networks, and assets

National Mitigation Framework

Provides guidance for mitigation planning


  • Guiding principles for mitigation
  • Core capabilities required to strengthen resilience at the local level
  • Mitigation roles for the whole community

Core Capability Mitigation

Include Central Midlands Council of Governments – Hazard Mitigation Plan:

CMHMP 2016 Final Plan (Download PDF)

FEMA Update Newsletter

This newsletter provides updates on policy, program, and regulatory changes related to resilience initiatives where the City of Columbia may seek external funds. It will allow Columbia to maintain an advanced state of readiness when it comes to securing, managing, and accounting for critical disaster funding.

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