Attention to several organizational issues will facilitate the efforts of the Clark County regional Pre-Disaster Mitigation project. Key considerations include defining terms efficiently, establishing and maintaining a clear timeline, determining rules for acceptability of new information, determining the nature and boundaries of concerns to be addressed, evaluating a full range of mitigation options, considering how to manage uncertainty, and ensuring stakeholder buy-in and participation. The NOAA seven-step process should serve as an operational template. Project participants should anticipate substantial uncertainty, and consider probabilistic methods (e.g. Monte Carlo analysis) for coping with uncertainty within a GIS framework.
Clark County; Disaster planning; Disaster preparedness; Government disaster response; Hazard analysis; Hazard mitigation; Las Vegas; Nevada
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Hassenzahl, D. M.
Clark County pre-disaster mitigation project: Suggestions for project initiation.