The 2024 Hazard Mitigation Plan incorporated successful planning practices while addressing and reducing the challenges that were presented from past HMPs.
This 2024 Hazard Mitigation Plan serves as an update to the 2019 Hazard Mitigation Plan.
- Increased stakeholder involvement through interactive experiences such as site visits, lectures, and webinars.
- Involved the cultural heritage and arts sector in consultation with the Heritage Emergency National Taskforce (HENTF) coordinator at FEMA.
- New York City faces a significant challenge with people experiencing homelessness. With limited resources and fewer connections to their communities, people experiencing homelessness are often the most vulnerable and at risk in a disaster or other emergency situations. The 2024 Hazard Mitigation Plan includes expanded language on the existing conditions of homelessness in New York City, and the effect of hazards on people experiencing homelessness.
- New Hazard Profiles
- Poor Air Quality
- The changing landscape of New York City has prompted the inclusion of Poor Air Quality into the HMP. This hazard was previously addressed as a sub-hazard of Extreme Heat.
- The changing landscape of New York City has prompted the inclusion of Drought into the HMP. This hazard was previously included in the 2014 Hazard Mitigation Plan but has been included again to reflect the emerging risks.
- Poor Air Quality
- Consolidated Non-Natural Hazards
- This non-natural hazard profile will offer brief and condensed insights drawn from previous plans, accompanied by links to comprehensive reports and resources for further exploration. It’s important to note that the depth of detail provided for non-natural hazards will differ from that of natural hazards due to the distinct scope and character of the Hazard Mitigation Plan.
Mitigation Actions Database
- New entries to account for Climate Change, Social Vulnerability, and Critical Facilities
- This will provide a more well-rounded picture of the effect that Mitigation Actions will have on NYC’s Hazard Environment.
- Capability Assessment
- Capabilities to implement Mitigation Actions are now an entry in the Mitigation Actions Database and cross-referenced with a newly created Capability Assessment Database.
- Interoperability with Existing Databases
- To improve data accuracy and streamline the updating process, the Mitigation Actions Database has improved interoperability with the New York State Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Services (DHSES) Mitigation Actions Database and New York City Mayor’s Office of Management and Budget’s (OMB) Financial Management System, working in tandem with OMB’s Environmental Sustainability and Resiliency Task Force.