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Santa Fe wildfire vulnerability assessment


The tool is designed to help city staff, residents, and land managers in assessing wildfire and populations at risk, focusing on where the highest risk of wildfire overlaps with populations that may have social, economic, and health disadvantages in order to more effectively and efficiently reduce risk. Understanding where populations are most vulnerable can help the City of Santa Fe prioritize resources before, during, and after wildfires.

For example, the tool can help:

  • Target education and outreach to those areas most at risk from wildfire and with the most at-risk populations.
  • Customize education and outreach materials in multiple languages for neighborhoods that have low English proficiency and are at risk from wildfire.
  • Prioritize risk-reduction activities and mitigation funding based on the specific vulnerable population characteristics (for example, in less affluent neighborhoods).
  • Develop 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 plans.

Keywords

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

  • Short URL:http://preventionweb.net/go/62326

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