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July 13, 2021 School Board Meeting
Title
Resolution to Adopt the Brevard County Local Hazard Mitigation Strategy (LMS)
Meeting Date(s)
Consent w/o Information - 07/13/2021
Consent Type
Without Information
Discussion

Every five years, the Local Mitigation Strategy (LMS) is required to be updated and submitted to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) for review and approval.  In this cycle, that review and approval process was delegated from FEMA to the Florida Division of Emergency Management (FDEM). FDEM has determined that Brevard County has developed and submitted all the necessary plan revisions, is compliant with federal standards, and is ready for formal community adoption.  In addition to the County, each participating jurisdiction must pass a resolution and the LMS.

Brevard Public Schools has been an active participant in the Brevard Prepares LMS Steering Committee, which has established a comprehensive, coordinated planning process to eliminate or decrease these vulnerabillities.

An approved and adopted LMS is a requirement for state and local governments, in order to receive Hazard Mitigation Grant Program funding following a Presidential Disaster Declaration, per the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief Act and the Code of Federal Regulations.

Additional benefits to having a local hazard mitigation strategy are that it:

1. Increases public awareness and understanding of vulnerabilities as well as support for specific actions to increase resiliency and reduce losses from future natural disasters.

2. Builds partnerships with diverse stakeholders increasing opportunities to leverage data and resources in reducing workloads as well as achieving shared community objectives.

3. Expands understanding of potential risk reduction measures to include structural and regulatory tools, where available, such as ordinances and building codes.

4. Allows for development, prioritization, and implementation of mitigation projects.  Projects are designed to accrue cost benefits and increase community resiliency, as losses are reduced after each hazard event.

An executive summary is attached. The Brevard Public Schools' projects are on page 207 of the LMS.

Recommendation

Adopt the 2020 Update of the Brevard Prepares Local Hazard Mitigation Strategy (LMS) Plan.

Authority for Action
1001.43 F.S.
Involves Expenditure of Funds Directly in the Classroom
No
Source of Funding

Agenda Item will not Require the Expenditure of Funds
Financial Impact
FY Amount Budgeted Fund Cost Center Project Function Object Program
                 
Legal Counsel Review
Yes - Review Date: 06/25/2021
Contact
Karen M. Black Manager-Facilities Planning & Intergovernmental Coordination 321-633-1000, ext. 11418
Attachments
BrevardLMS_11Aug2020.pdf
Executive Summary.pdf
Resolution-Final LMS Adoption.pdf
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