The 2020 Hazard Mitigation Plan (Plan) for the Burbank Unified School District covers each of the major natural hazards that pose risks to the District. Mitigation simply means actions that reduce the potential for negative impacts from future disasters. That is, mitigation actions reduce future damages, losses, and casualties. The Plan is a living document, which will be reviewed and updated periodically. Comments, suggestions, corrections, and additions are enthusiastically encouraged from all interested parties and may be sent to the Hazard Mitigation Plan Committee at HMP@BurbankUSD.org.
Effective hazard mitigation planning helps the District deal with natural and manmade hazards realistically and rationally. That is, to help identify specific locations within the District where the level of risk from one or more hazards may be unacceptably high and then finding cost effective ways to reduce such risk. Mitigation planning strikes a pragmatic middle ground between unwisely ignoring the potential for major hazard events on one hand and unnecessarily over reacting to the potential for disasters on the other hand. This mitigation plan is an educational and planning document, not a regulatory document.
This Plan meets the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) planning requirements by addressing hazards, vulnerability and risk. Adoption of a mitigation plan is required for agencies to remain eligible for future FEMA mitigation grants and funding.
The Plan is available for viewing by the link below.
Hazard Mitigation Plan Committee
Burbank Unified School District