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2015 MITIGATION ACTIONS

 

City of Charlotte

MITIGATION ACTION 1

 

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City of Charlotte

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City of Charlotte

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STATUS UPDATE FOR 2010 MITIGATION ACTIONS

 

City of Charlotte

MITIGATION ACTION 1

Maintain continued compliance with the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) through implementation and periodic evaluation of the following higher regulatory standards (in addition to basic required compliance actions):

a)    Development standards linked to Community Floodplain (Future Conditions)

b)    Require critical facilities protection to 500-year flood levels

c)    Require parking lots to be elevated (no more than six inches deep in any parking space during Community Flood event)

d)    Require dry land access for new or substantially improved buildings (above Community Flood BFE)

e)    Levee restrictions

f)     Cumulative substantial damage improvement provision

g)    Prohibit basements below flood level on filled lots

Mitigation Goal:

#5

Mitigation Category:

Prevention

Hazard(s) Addressed:

Flood

Priority (High, Moderate, Low):

High

Estimated Cost:

Local staff time

Potential Funding Sources:

N/A

Lead Agency/Department Responsible:

Storm Water Division, in coordination with MCSWS

Implementation Schedule:

Continuous, 2015 - 2020Ongoing

2015 Status Update:

In Progress.  Higher standards were enforced for all new construction in Charlotte-Mecklenburg and the surrounding towns by the Storm Water Permitting & Compliance Program within the County’s Water & Land Resources Division.  Where applicable, increases in BFEs were incorporated as remapping projects reached preliminary status.

 

Local ordinances were updated to incorporate results of remapping projects and in response to comments received during September 2011 FEMA/NCEM Community Assistance Visit.

     

 

City of Charlotte

MITIGATION ACTION 2

Continue participation in the NFIP Community Rating System (CRS) with the goal of increasing CRS credit points to become a Class 4 community of better within five years.

Mitigation Goal:

#5

Mitigation Category:

Prevention

Hazard(s) Addressed:

Flood, Dam/Levee failure

Priority (High, Moderate, Low):

High

Estimated Cost:

Local staff time

Potential Funding Sources:

N/A

Lead Agency/Department Responsible:

Storm Water Division, in coordination with MCSWS

Implementation Schedule:

Continuous, 2015 – 2020.  Pursue reclassification in FY2016.Ongoing

2015 Status Update:

In Progress.  Maintained programs to remain Class 5.  Researching impacts of 2013 guidance manual revisions to determine if class change is possible.

     

 

City of Charlotte

MITIGATION ACTION 3

Seek opportunities to provide information and education to Planning staff regarding risks associated with natural hazards and potential prevention/mitigation planning strategies.

Mitigation Goal:

#2 and #5

Mitigation Category:

Prevention

Hazard(s) Addressed:

Flood, Hurricanes and Tropical Storms, Severe Thunderstorms, Tornadoes, Winter Storms, Earthquakes, Landslides, Sinkholes, Drought, Wildfire, Dam/Levee Failure

Priority (High, Moderate, Low):

Moderate

Estimated Cost:

Local staff time

Potential Funding Sources:

Emergency Management and/or other staff to provide training and/or utilize resources made available through the American Planning Association (including forthcoming PAS Report: Integrating Hazard Mitigation into Local Planning)

Lead Agency/Department Responsible:

Planning, in coordination with Emergency Management and Storm Water Division

Implementation Schedule:

Annual Activity

2015 Status Update:

No Action Taken.  Staff was not able to find any relevant, no cost training opportunities.  Recommendation still appropriate.  No need for revision.

     

 

City of Charlotte

MITIGATION ACTION 4

Consider the need to add and/or revise exiting policies to more thoroughly address natural hazards during the update to the City’s General Development Policies (GDPs).

Mitigation Goal:

#5

Mitigation Category:

Prevention

Hazard(s) Addressed:

Flood, Hurricanes and Tropical Storms, Severe Thunderstorms, Tornadoes, Winter Storms, Earthquakes, Landslides, Sinkholes, Drought, Wildfire, Dam/Levee Failure

Priority (High, Moderate, Low):

Moderate

Estimated Cost:

Local staff time

Potential Funding Sources:

Planning Department Budget

Lead Agency/Department Responsible:

Planning, in coordination with Emergency Management and Storm Water Division

Implementation Schedule:

Update of the General Development Policies likely to be undertaken within the next 2-3 years.

2015 Status Update:

No Action Taken.  The Update of the General Development Policies is being assessed currently as part of a long range planning policy assessment initiative to the General Development Policies which has not yet begun.  The Long Range Planning Policy Assessment indicated a need for strategically updating few key components of the General Development Policies.  It is not likely that this will include additional/revised policies related to natural hazards.

     

 

City of Charlotte

MITIGATION ACTION 5

Enhance the Environment and/or Design section(s) of area plans to consider additional policies to more thoroughly address natural hazards.

Mitigation Goal:

#5

Mitigation Category:

Prevention

Hazard(s) Addressed:

Flood, Hurricanes and Tropical Storms, Severe Thunderstorms, Tornadoes, Winter Storms, Earthquakes, Landslides, Sinkholes, Drought, Wildfire, Dam/Levee Failure

Priority (High, Moderate, Low):

Moderate

Estimated Cost:

Local staff time

Potential Funding Sources:

Planning Department Budget

Lead Agency/Department Responsible:

Planning, in coordination with Emergency Management and Storm Water Division

Implementation Schedule:

Coordinate with Mitigation Action #4, above

2015 Status Update:

In Progress.  The City has continued to revise how floodplain areas are visually displayed on maps in area plans. This will be an ongoing process as new area plans are developed and existing plans are updated.  With recent adoption of new floodplain maps, additional work is being done to determine impact on area plans.  Fuller implementation of this mitigation action can occur after Mitigation Action 4 above is accomplished.  No changes/revisions to recommendation are needed.  However, the implementation schedule will likely be delayed due to delays in completing Mitigation Action 4 above.

 

In 2015 the City plans to continue to update the visual representation of floodplains within area plans and to consider existing topography and other environmental features as future land use recommendations are developed.

     

 

City of Charlotte

MITIGATION ACTION 6

Implement capital improvement project ranking system to identify and prioritize flood areas for flood control (FC) projects and pond projects using pre-established criteria for each.

Mitigation Goal:

#1

Mitigation Category:

Prevention, Structural Projects

Hazard(s) Addressed:

Flood, Dam/Levee Failure

Priority (High, Moderate, Low):

High

Estimated Cost:

Local staff time

Potential Funding Sources:

Storm Water Services budget

Lead Agency/Department Responsible:

Storm Water Division

Implementation Schedule:

Ongoing

2015 Status Update:

In Progress.  The capital improvement ranking system currently has 25 pending flood control projects identified.  Ten projects were ranked in fiscal year 2014 bringing the total number of ranked projects on the backlog to 16.  174 qualifying ponds/dams are currently ranked, with approximately 20 being added each year (34 were ranked in FY 14).  Only about 15% of the dams ranked have the potential to pose a public safety threat.  Ultimately, roughly 400-500 qualifying ponds will be ranked.

     

 

City of Charlotte

MITIGATION ACTION 7

Initiate (plan, design and construct) at least two projects per year from capital improvement project ranking system.

Mitigation Goal:

#1

Mitigation Category:

Structural Projects

Hazard(s) Addressed:

Flood, Dam/Levee Failure

Priority (High, Moderate, Low):

High

Estimated Cost:

TBD

Potential Funding Sources:

Storm Water Services budget

Lead Agency/Department Responsible:

Storm Water Division

Implementation Schedule:

Ongoing

2015 Status Update:

In Progress.  Three flood control projects from the capital improvement ranking system were initiated in FY 14.

     

 

City of Charlotte

MITIGATION ACTION 8

Create media campaign/ message to relay to local media and the general public prior to forecasted severe storm events.

Mitigation Goal:

#4, #2

Mitigation Category:

Public Education and Awareness

Hazard(s) Addressed:

Flood, Hurricanes and Tropical Storms, Severe Thunderstorms, Tornadoes, Winter Storms, Dam/Levee Failure

Moderate

Moderate

Estimated Cost:

Local staff time and resources

Potential Funding Sources:

Storm Water Services budget

Lead Agency/Department Responsible:

Storm Water Division, in coordination with Corporate Communications Office and Mecklenburg County

Implementation Schedule:

18 months to prepare materials; oOngoing delivery

2015 Status Update:

In Progress.  Storm Water Services sends out “before the storm” information when a large storm is forecasted.  Messages include information about what Storm Water Services does before and during a large storm event, what citizens can do before the event and flood safety messages.  Typical outreach methods include web pages, social media, press releases and interviews with local media outlets.  The primary advertisements focus on the “Turn Around, Don’t Drown” message.  A partnership between the Charlotte Fire Department, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Emergency Management and Charlotte-Mecklenburg Storm Water Services promotes the ARK message which stands for Awareness, Responsibility and Knowledge.  It brands the before and during storm event messages.

     

 

City of Charlotte

MITIGATION ACTION 9

Identify and map known problem areas/streets subject to repetitive hazardous flooding that are outside of currently mapped floodplain areas based on: (1) recorded 311 calls for storm water assistance; (2) FINS data records; and (3) past incident reports from the Fire Department for road closings, water rescues, etc.  This action includes the development of a geodatabase to be maintained and updated in GIS format, and used as part of the City’s routine inspection process for conveyance issues, and particularly in advance of predicted severe storm events.  This clearinghouse of data will also be used for future updates to this Plan.

Mitigation Goal:

#5

Mitigation Category:

Prevention

Hazard(s) Addressed:

Flood

Priority (High, Moderate, Low):

High

Estimated Cost:

Local staff time and resources

Potential Funding Sources:

Storm Water Services budget

Lead Agency/Department Responsible:

Storm Water Division

Implementation Schedule:

12 months / Ongoing

2015 Status Update:

In Progress.  311 calls are recorded and analyzed.  FINS data is recorded and analyzed.  We still need to work with Fire to get access to a Feature accessible map service (the data is currently sent in a shapefile via email when there are major events).  The process for assessing this information needs to be documented.

     

 

City of Charlotte

MITIGATION ACTION 10

Review and incorporate revisions to the City’s tree ordinance with the goal of preserving and enhancing pervious/natural areas along with urban tree populations in a manner that can minimize potential impacts of flooding, drought, winter storms, wildfires and high wind events.  This includes consideration of strategies for proper species selection and planting practices as well as identification and removal of hazard trees per USDA best management practices.

Mitigation Goal:

#5

Mitigation Category:

Prevention

Hazard(s) Addressed:

Flood, Hurricanes and Tropical Storms, Severe Thunderstorms, Tornadoes, Winter Storms, Drought, Wildfire

Priority (High, Moderate, Low):

Moderate

Estimated Cost:

Local staff time

Potential Funding Sources:

N/A

Lead Agency/Department Responsible:

Engineering & Property Management / Land DevelopmentLandscape Management

Implementation Schedule:

3 YearsThrough 2050

2015 Status Update:

Continued with implementation of the 50% tree canopy by 2050 goal.

     

 

City of Charlotte

MITIGATION ACTION 11

Review and update the City’s Storm Water Design Manual.

Mitigation Goal:

#5

Mitigation Category:

Prevention

Hazard(s) Addressed:

Flood

Priority (High, Moderate, Low):

Moderate

Estimated Cost:

Local staff time

Potential Funding Sources:

N/A

Lead Agency/Department Responsible:

Storm Water Division

Implementation Schedule:

18 months

2015 Status Update:

Completed.  Updates to the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Storm Water Design Manual were incorporated and made effective on January 1, 2014.

     

 

City of Charlotte

MITIGATION ACTION 12

Review and update High Water plan for notification and information flow associated with Mountain Island Dam.

Mitigation Goal:

#4

Mitigation Category:

Prevention, Emergency Services

Hazard(s) Addressed:

Flood, Dam/Levee Failure

Priority (High, Moderate, Low):

High

Estimated Cost:

Local staff time

Potential Funding Sources:

Emergency Management budget / EMPG

Lead Agency/Department Responsible:

Emergency Management

Implementation Schedule:

18 months/Ongoing

2015 Status Update:

Completed.  Updated contact list of residents below the dam in 2014.

     

 

City of Charlotte

MITIGATION ACTION 13

Create GIS layer of the “100+1” floodplains platted as part of new land development projects.

Mitigation Goal:

#5

Mitigation Category:

Prevention

Hazard(s) Addressed:

Flood

Priority (High, Moderate, Low):

High

Estimated Cost:

Local staff time and resources

Potential Funding Sources:

Storm Water Services budget

Lead Agency/Department Responsible:

Storm Water division

Implementation Schedule:

24 months/Ongoing

2015 Status Update:

Nothing completed to date.  But still an action to remain.  Land Development is starting to require digital plan submittal.  This should make it easier to update/populate the data.

     

 

City of Charlotte

MITIGATION ACTION 14

Conduct annual inspections on ponds/dams that City of Charlotte Storm Water Services has accepted maintenance responsibility.

Mitigation Goal:

#5

Mitigation Category:

Prevention

Hazard(s) Addressed:

Flood, Dam Failure

Priority (High, Moderate, Low):

Moderate

Estimated Cost:

Local staff time and resources

Potential Funding Sources:

Storm Water Services  budget

Lead Agency/Department Responsible:

Storm Water division

Implementation Schedule:

12 months/Ongoing

2015 Status Update:

Completed/To Be Continued.  Annual inspections were completed by the end of March 2014 on 32 ponds.

     

 

City of Charlotte

MITIGATION ACTION 15

Create GIS layer of all conservation easement areas to protect natural and restored buffers.

Mitigation Goal:

#5

Mitigation Category:

Natural Resource Protection

Hazard(s) Addressed:

Flood

Priority (High, Moderate, Low):

High

Estimated Cost:

Local staff time and resources

Potential Funding Sources:

Storm Water Services budget

Lead Agency/Department Responsible:

Storm Water division

Implementation Schedule:

24 months/ongoing

2015 Status Update:

Completed/To Be Continued.  A GIS layer has been created for most stream mitigation projects.  New project easements are mapped as part of the layer as new easements are acquired.

     

 

City of Charlotte

MITIGATION ACTION 16

On an annual basis, coordinate with municipalities on a widespread public outreach activity to provide information on all natural hazards facing the area to local residents, including methods for preventing damages from hazardous conditions and how to respond when an imminent hazard threatens.

Mitigation Goal:

#2

Mitigation Category:

Public Education & Awareness

Hazard(s) Addressed:

Flood, Hurricanes and Tropical Storms, Severe Thunderstorms, Tornadoes, Winter Storms, Earthquakes, Landslides, Sinkholes, Drought, Wildfire, Dam/Levee Failure

Priority (High, Moderate, Low):

Moderate

Estimated Cost:

Local staff time and resources

Potential Funding Sources:

Emergency Management budget / EMPG

Lead Agency/Department Responsible:

Emergency Management

Implementation Schedule:

Annual

2015 Status Update:

Completed/To Be Continued.  Email notifications and website information provided to municipalities in 2014.  Additional outreach and education planned for in 2015.

     

 

City of Charlotte

MITIGATION ACTION 17

On an annual basis, coordinate with municipalities to provide information on all natural hazards facing the area to local planning staff and elected officials.  This should be combined with an annual progress report on the status of local mitigation actions as identified in the Multi-jurisdictional Hazard Mitigation Plan.

Mitigation Goal:

#5

Mitigation Category:

Public Education & Awareness

Hazard(s) Addressed:

Flood, Hurricanes and Tropical Storms, Severe Thunderstorms, Tornadoes, Winter Storms, Earthquakes, Landslides, Sinkholes, Drought, Wildfire, Dam/Levee Failure

Priority (High, Moderate, Low):

Moderate

Estimated Cost:

Local staff time and resources

Potential Funding Sources:

Emergency Management budget / EMPG

Lead Agency/Department Responsible:

Emergency Management

Implementation Schedule:

Annual

2015 Status Update:

Completed/To Be Continued.  Email notifications and website information provided to municipalities in 2014.  Additional outreach and education to Elected Officials planned for 2015.

     

 

STATUS UPDATE FOR ONGOING 2005 MITIGATION ACTIONS

 

City of Charlotte

MITIGATION ACTION 4

Review all development codes and ordinances to ensure that they include appropriate flood mitigation strategies.

Category:

Planning and Policy

Hazard(s) Addressed:

Flood

Priority (High, Moderate, Low):

Moderate

Estimated Cost:

Staff time and resources

Potential Funding Sources:

NA

Lead Agency/Department Responsible:

Mecklenburg County Storm Water Services, Code Enforcement

Implementation Schedule:

24 months

2010 Status Update:

Completed / Ongoing.  Post-Construction Controls Ordinance adopted in July 2008 which regulates runoff and impervious area for new construction.  Zoning Ordinance and Storm Water Design Standards undergoing review.

2015 Status Update:

MC SWS/Floodplain to give update.

     

 

City of Charlotte

MITIGATION ACTION 8

Implement spring public information campaign aimed at tornado and severe weather awareness to include information on safe rooms.

Category:

Education and Outreach

Hazard(s) Addressed:

Tornadoes and Severe Weather

Priority (High, Moderate, Low):

Moderate

Estimated Cost:

$3,000

Potential Funding Sources:

Storm Water Services budget, FEMA and American Red Cross materials free of charge (see FEMA Publication 320—Taking Shelter from the Storm: Building a Safe Room Inside Your House), Department of Homeland Security—Citizen Corps

Lead Agency/Department Responsible:

Mecklenburg County Storm Water Services, Emergency Management

Implementation Schedule:

12 months

2010 Status Update:

Completed / Ongoing.  Inserts provided in utility bills describing severe weather hazards.  Continued work with local TV station (NBC 6) on a series of storm water and flood related stories that were broadcast on several weather newscasts during severe weather awareness week.

2015 Status Update:

MC SWS to add additional; EM has conducted multiple public outreach presentations to groups throughout the County, to educate them on disaster preparedness.  Groups include the Jaycees, senior citizens, and youth.  Most recently, County SWS , CFD, and EM attended the first annual Weatherfest to educate citizens on flood and severe weather preparedness

     

 

City of Charlotte

MITIGATION ACTION 10

Burial of existing and new power lines.

Category:

Mitigation Project

Hazard(s) Addressed:

Winter Storms, Tornadoes, Hurricanes and Tropical Storms, Severe Thunderstorms

Priority (High, Moderate, Low):

Moderate

Estimated Cost:

Cost based on amount and type of burial

Potential Funding Sources:

Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP), Public Assistance (406 Mitigation), Economic Development Administration

Lead Agency/Department Responsible:

Emergency Management, Planning

Implementation Schedule:

24 months

2010 Status Update:

Completed / Ongoing.  Required in some areas based on land use, zoning and/or Duke Energy Policy.  Also addressed in area plans and redevelopment projects.  Power lines have been buried in several areas undergoing neighborhood revitalization.

2015 Status Update:

EM does not currently have an update on this mitigation action.  EM will need to confer with Duke Energy.

     

 

City of Charlotte

MITIGATION ACTION 11

Train emergency responders and managers for flood emergencies.

Category:

Training and Exercises

Hazard(s) Addressed:

Flood

Priority (High, Moderate, Low):

Moderate

Estimated Cost:

$50,000

Potential Funding Sources:

Emergency Management Performance Grants (EMPG), Emergency Management Institute, Department of Justice—State and Local Domestic Preparedness Exercise Support, Department of Homeland Security—Citizen Corps

Lead Agency/Department Responsible:

Charlotte Fire Department

Implementation Schedule:

Ongoing

2010 Status Update:

Completed / Ongoing.  Additional and specific training was conducted for CFD Battalion Chiefs regarding flood and disaster response while an additional 38 CFD personnel were trained to the swift water rescue technician level.  Also, 12 CFD personnel continue to maintain their helicopter aquatic rescue technician status with NCEM during four training sessions- held quarterly.  During the late fall of 2007, all 1,065 CFD Operations personnel were provided “hand’s on” recurrent training at the USNWC. An additional 10 hours of flood safety training was provided to 22 EMS personnel and 13 Code Enforcement personnel- who would serve as members of a damage assessment team.  

2015 Status Update:

Need statistics from CFD Operations/Training

     

 

City of Charlotte

MITIGATION ACTION 12

Equip emergency responders and managers for flood emergencies, including swift water rescue.

Category:

Mitigation Project

Hazard(s) Addressed:

Flood

Priority (High, Moderate, Low):

Moderate

Estimated Cost:

$100,000

Potential Funding Sources:

Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (7% set aside), Emergency Management Performance Grants (EMPG)

Lead Agency/Department Responsible:

Charlotte Fire Department

Implementation Schedule:

24 months

2010 Status Update:

Completed / Ongoing.  Equipment and trailers were purchased to fully equip 48 swift water rescue technicians and 12 helicopter rescue technicians to the NIMS standard along with additional PPE and rescue equipment to supplement what is already on all of the fire companies.  Also, two new “triple decker” boat trailers were purchased,  to ease moving the rescue boats to emergencies, along with two high clearance stake body trucks to tow them.  Plans are now underway to purchase an additional nine rescue boats and three more trailers so that each battalion will have its own rescue boat compliant.

2015 Status Update:

 

     

 

City of Charlotte

MITIGATION ACTION 13

Provide training for 911 dispatchers.

Category:

Training and Exercises

Hazard(s) Addressed:

Flood

Priority (High, Moderate, Low):

Moderate

Estimated Cost:

$25,000

Potential Funding Sources:

Emergency Management Performance Grants (EMPG)

Lead Agency/Department Responsible:

Charlotte Fire Department

Implementation Schedule:

24 months

2010 Status Update:

Completed / Ongoing.  Our CAD (computer aided dispatch) system has flood responses built in and we have SOGs in place to address each type of response.  During training all personnel are quizzed on these responses.

2015 Status Update:

 

     

 

City of Charlotte

MITIGATION ACTION 14

Purchase new 911 dispatch technology.

Category:

Mitigation Project

Hazard(s) Addressed:

All Hazards

Priority (High, Moderate, Low):

Moderate

Estimated Cost:

Unknown

Potential Funding Sources:

Emergency Management Performance Grants (EMPG)

Lead Agency/Department Responsible:

Charlotte Fire Department

Implementation Schedule:

24 months

2010 Status Update:

Completed / Ongoing.  Our CAD has a layer on our map for all the streams and waterways in the City and we have the capability of adding in other layers as needed.

2015 Status Update:

 

     

 

City of Charlotte

MITIGATION ACTION 15

Conduct disaster drills for division managers.

Category:

Training and Exercises

Hazard(s) Addressed:

All Hazards

Priority (High, Moderate, Low):

Moderate

Estimated Cost:

$25,000

Potential Funding Sources:

Department of Justice—State and Local Domestic Preparedness Exercise Support, Department of Justice—State and Local Domestic Preparedness Training Program, FEMA—First Responder Counter-Terrorism Training assistance, Department of Homeland Security—Citizen Corps

Lead Agency/Department Responsible:

Charlotte Fire Department

Implementation Schedule:

24 months

2010 Status Update:

Completed / Ongoing.  Table top exercises have been organized and conducted by and on behalf of the CFD Special Operations Deputy Chief.  Flood response training and an exercise is now included in the NIMS ICS 300 and ICS 400 curriculums.

2015 Status Update:

 

     

 

City of Charlotte

MITIGATION ACTION 16

Develop and provide all-hazard safety training for city/county employees.

Category:

Training and Exercises

Hazard(s) Addressed:

All Hazards

Priority (High, Moderate, Low):

Moderate

Estimated Cost:

$25,000

Potential Funding Sources:

Department of Justice—State and Local Domestic Preparedness Exercise Support, Department of Justice—State and Local Domestic Preparedness Training Program, FEMA—First Responder Counter-Terrorism Training assistance, Department of Homeland Security—Citizen Corps

Lead Agency/Department Responsible:

Charlotte Fire Department

Implementation Schedule:

24 months

2010 Status Update:

Completed / Ongoing.  A PowerPoint has been developed and is available on-line for city-county personnel regarding flood and swift water safety.  As previously mentioned, formal curriculums have been developed for EMS and SERT personnel who may respond to flood emergencies.  These curriculums include a three hour practical session at the USNWC.

2015 Status Update:

 

     

 

City of Charlotte

MITIGATION ACTION 17

Provide and maintain NIMS training for all KBE’s, division heads and key government officials.

Category:

Training and Exercises

Hazard(s) Addressed:

All Hazards

Priority (High, Moderate, Low):

Moderate

Estimated Cost:

$25,000

Potential Funding Sources:

Emergency Management Institute, Department of Homeland Security—Citizen Corps

Lead Agency/Department Responsible:

Charlotte Fire Department

Implementation Schedule:

24 months

2010 Status Update:

Completed / Ongoing.  A large majority has completed such and this is coordinated by the CFD.  NIMS 100 through 400 along with NIMS 700 and 800 has been, and is still being, delivered.  Additional NIMS specific section chiefs training has been delivered and continues to be offered. 

2015 Status Update:

 

     

 

City of Charlotte

MITIGATION ACTION 21

Develop evacuation routes that are not adversely affected by flooding.

Category:

Traffic Control

Hazard(s) Addressed:

All Hazards

Priority (High, Moderate, Low):

Moderate

Estimated Cost:

Staff time and resources

Potential Funding Sources:

NA

Lead Agency/Department Responsible:

Charlotte Department of Transportation

Implementation Schedule:

24 months

2010 Status Update:

Partially Completed.  Geo-clear program will assist with this.  CFD mapping and pre-identified road over-topping areas will also assist with this.

2015 Status Update:

 

     

 

City of Charlotte

MITIGATION ACTION 22

Conduct public education campaign advocating the purchase of flood insurance in “minor system” areas.

Category:

Education and Outreach

Hazard(s) Addressed:

Flood

Priority (High, Moderate, Low):

Moderate

Estimated Cost:

Staff time and resources

Potential Funding Sources:

NA, Department of Homeland Security—Citizen Corps

Lead Agency/Department Responsible:

Mecklenburg County Storm Water Services

Implementation Schedule:

Ongoing

2010 Status Update:

Completed / Ongoing.  Direct mailing describing flood insurance sent to homeowners impacted by flooding in 2008.

2015 Status Update:

 

     

 

City of Charlotte

MITIGATION ACTION 23

Improve the dissemination of hazard information, including maps, broadcasts, Internet Web site(s) and listserves.

Category:

Education and Outreach

Hazard(s) Addressed:

All Hazards

Priority (High, Moderate, Low):

Moderate

Estimated Cost:

Staff time and resources

Potential Funding Sources:

NA, FEMA and American Red Cross materials free of charge, Department of Homeland Security—Citizenship Education and Training

Lead Agency/Department Responsible:

Emergency Management

Implementation Schedule:

Ongoing

2010 Status Update:

Completed / Ongoing.  Worked with local TV station (NBC 6) to produce a series of water/flooding related videos which were broadcast in the spring.  Web site is continually being updated with flood mitigation information including updated flood maps.  GIS map books are in process of conversion to digital format for CFD to load on laptops to be available in field.  The CFD PIO is trained to address flood response, information, and notification issues and often serves as an SME during flood events in the Joint Information Center.   

2015 Status Update:

 

     

 

City of Charlotte

MITIGATION ACTION 24

Maintain the FACT program.

Category:

Education and Outreach

Hazard(s) Addressed:

All Hazards

Priority (High, Moderate, Low):

Moderate

Estimated Cost:

Staff time and resources

Potential Funding Sources:

NA

Lead Agency/Department Responsible:

Charlotte Fire Department

Implementation Schedule:

Ongoing

2010 Status Update:

Completed / Ongoing.  Program is being maintained by the CFD and is still available to anyone that requests such.

2015 Status Update:

 

     

 

City of Charlotte

MITIGATION ACTION 25

Provide information regarding encroachments, abandonments, new construction, and leases.

Category:

Education and Outreach

Hazard(s) Addressed:

All Hazards

Priority (High, Moderate, Low):

Moderate

Estimated Cost:

Staff time and resources

Potential Funding Sources:

NA

Lead Agency/Department Responsible:

Code Enforcement, Planning

Implementation Schedule:

Ongoing

2010 Status Update:

Completed / Ongoing.  Information has been provided for multiple actions on an on-going basis

2015 Status Update:

 

     

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