Hazard Mitigation Goals : Protecting The Wellbeing And Safety Of Newark City Population

1105 WordsJan 14, 20165 Pages
Hazard Mitigation Goals: • Protecting the wellbeing and safety of Burlington City Population while reducing the incidence of injuries, and loss of life • Preventing loss of critical utilities, and damage to property, equipment and infrastructure • Timely communication with residents, special needs populations and visitors to ensure notification – public understanding of emergency and risk mitigation measures • Joint coordination with support agencies to ensure implementation of effective response measures; promote awareness among municipalities, residents and businesses within the city The State of Vermont and its counties will always be exposed to severe winter events, because of its geographic location. An ice snow in addition to the current snow in the ground can put a hold in the region and paralyze the city of Burlington and the surrounding counties, trapping commuters, stopping the established lines of supplies and communication, and furthermore disrupting emergency efforts, medical services, and modes of transportation such the local Burlington airport and interstate 89 and 91, and other roads in the area. Buildups of ice snow and snow can collapse buildings and rooftops, additionally these accumulations of ice can bring down trees, electrical wires, telephone poles and lines, communication towers and cause unexpected fires. In the city of Burlington we run the risk of losing communications and power for days while respective parties’ work the damage done by the

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