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Austin wildfire and vulnerability tool

Information from the Austin Wildfire and Vulnerable Populations Tool is designed to support land use planners, fire personnel, elected officials, community health organizations, disaster response organizations, and others to identify areas where vulnerable populations and wildfire threat intersect. The tool can help leaders:

  • Prioritize and direct resources to neighborhoods where vulnerabilities may make it more difficult to prepare for, respond to, or recover from wildfire.
  • Target education and outreach for those areas most at risk from wildfire and with the most at-risk people, based on different demographics and wildfire threats.
  • Customize education and outreach materials in multiple languages for neighborhoods that have low English proficiency and are at risk to wildfire.
  • Tailor wildfire response and operational plans for specific neighborhoods. For example, portions of the city with a higher proportion of disabled, elderly, or very young residents may require different evacuation, emergency housing, and recovery plans.

Keywords

  • Themes:GIS & Mapping, Risk Identification & Assessment, Vulnerable Populations
  • Hazards:Wild Fire
  • Countries/Regions:United States of America

  • Short URL:http://preventionweb.net/go/62324

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