Definitions to Understand


Whether an asset (people, property, businesses, etc.) is present in a hazard zone.


Refers to aspects of an asset that cause it to be susceptible to the damaging effects of the hazard.

Vulnerability Assessment

Assesses (1) exposure, (2) sensitivity, and (3) adaptive capacity of an asset (it is all-encompassing).

Exposure Analysis

A single component of vulnerability that is utilized to assess exposure to risk (it should be used to frame conversations).

North Florida Resources

Public/Private Regional Resiliency (P2R2)

The P2R2 Committee considers actions it believes will enhance the resilience of Northeast Florida, finds partners to help with implementation and then takes action.

Regional Action Plan on Sea Level Rise

A report of the Emergency Preparedness Committee on Sea Level Rise


Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)

FEMA Resilience aims to build a culture of preparedness through insurance, mitigation, preparedness, continuity, and grant programs.

Department of Homeland Security (DHS)

For more information on resilience, including continuity of operations ... continuity of government, please visit the resilience page on FEMA.gov.

Smart Growth Strategies for Disaster Resilience and Recovery - EPA

How and where growth occurs, in both the short and long terms, can have a major impact on how well communities can prepare for and recover from natural disasters.


What is Mitigation (FEMA)

Mitigation as defined by FEMA along with relevant information about mitigation.

Hazard Mitigation Assistance Programs (grants)

General information on hazard mitigation and the Hazard Mitigation Assistance (HMA) grant programs.

Mitgation Fact Sheet - FEMA

FEMA's Federal Insurance and Mitigation Administration (FIMA) maintains fact sheets for a quick reference on topics about grant programs, national flood insurance, earthquake hazard reduction programs, building science, environmental and historic preservation, and others.

Sea Level Rise

Sea Level Rise Training (NOAA)

Learn all about sea level rise through NOAA's digital coast training.