Figure 7-1: Implementing a flood hazard mitigation plan
Figure 7-1. The flowchart above illustrates steps for implementing a flood hazard mitigation plan. Step 1: define the problem, including physical aspects, economical and social issues, and environmental impacts. Step 2: establish local objectives through public participation that are general to specific based on community needs and goals. Step 3: review available tools, both structural and nonstructural, which will reduce susceptibility and/or modify impact. Step 4: select alternatives by matching solutions to problems, developing both long- and short-term strategies, using appropriate sources of assistance. Step 5: implement the plan, which should include regulatory policy measures and flood warning preparedness for both public works and private works.

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