UTMB Hazard Mitigation Plan Review 2016

UTMB has updated the University’s natural hazard mitigation plan, which assesses the natural hazards that can affect UTMB and our vulnerabilities to those hazards. The plan focuses on reducing the risk of loss of life, injury and property damage due to natural hazards such as hurricanes and floods. This plan also identifies specific actions that can be undertaken to minimize or eliminate these vulnerabilities. These projects can be implemented as funding becomes available. This plan is a requirement for UTMB’s eligibility for federal mitigation grant programs.

Each year, millions of federal hazard mitigation grant dollars are made available to eligible applicants via programs such as the Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP) and the Pre-Disaster Mitigation Program (PDM). With an approved hazard mitigation plan, UTMB will become eligible for these competitive grant funds.

As part of the development process, and in compliance with 44 CFR, part 201, we are requesting that the UTMB community review the final plan, and submit any comments or suggestions on the document prior to adoption by the University. You can access the final draft plan by visiting: https://ispace.utmb.edu/xythoswfs/webview/_xy-14385674_1.

Should you wish to comment on the draft, please use the form provided. All comments should be received no later than Friday, October 28, 2016, and should be emailed to: kgeorge@wittobriens.com.