Integrated Multihazard Mapping

  title={Integrated Multihazard Mapping},
  author={Eric Tate and Susan L. Cutter and Melissa Berry},
  journal={Environment and Planning B: Planning and Design},
  pages={646 - 663}
A primary goal of the US Disaster Mitigation Act of 2000 is to slow the increase in disaster losses by emphasizing a proactive approach focusing on predisaster hazard mitigation, rather than postdisaster relief. The legislation requires local communities to produce hazard-mitigation plans that include multihazard maps, signifying a de facto prioritization of mitigation dollars on the basis of areas with the greatest vulnerability. However, there is little formal or practical guidance for… 

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