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Charlotte-Mecklenburg Storm Water Services (CMSWS) in NC maintains a proactive flood mitigation program which works to reduce flood losses. CMSWS has developed a data-driven framework referred to as Risk Assessment/Risk Reduction (RARR) to prioritize and guide implementation of mitigation strategies/activities. RARR utilizes a multi-faceted scoring system to assess flood risk and evaluate/rank mitigation options at the individual building level.
Through a grant with DHS, CMSWS is enhancing RARR. This initiative will incorporate more robust methodologies to quantify flood risk and evaluate potential mitigation actions, as well as develop a Community Guidebook. The guidebook will share the concepts and methodologies, and provide templates/tools to other peer-communities that can be used as a starting point for developing/expanding their own risk mitigation strategies.
CMSWS is asking for your input on flood hazards that impact your community and current and/or envisioned strategies employed to mitigate these hazards. We will use this input to shape the development of the guidebook in order to provide a meaningful framework to assist your community in addressing current challenges and meeting future visions/needs for flood mitigation.

This material is based upon work supported by the Science and Technology Directorate of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security for the Flood Apex program under Contract 70RSAT18CB0000022. The views and conclusions contained in this document are those of the authors and should not be interpreted as necessarily representing the official policies, either expressed or implied, of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.

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