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Planning For A Sustainable Future: A vision of sustainable community. Part 3

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An emerging challenge for local governments and planners is the ability to address competing mitigation needs in regions threatened by multiple hazards.In early 1999, FEMA initiated a community-level planning effort for seven rural municipalities in Puerto Rico devastated by Hurricane Georges. The effort involved developing a multi-hazard assessment methodology that evaluated flooding, landslides, hurricane winds, and earthquake hazards. The multi-hazard assessment was incorporated into a land suitability analysis that identified future growth areas, locales where specific engineering standards should be applied, and areas where new, intensive development should be discouraged.