Hazard Reduction Programs

Hazard Reduction Programs

Over the last 100 years, the government has put in place a number of hazard-reduction programs as the result of various disasters. Write a 5–7 page paper analyzing the current and past governmental reduction programs (for both natural and man-made hazards) and trace the history of hazard mitigation from the 20th Century to current times.

The list below contains a sample of programs:

  • Flood Control Act(FCA) of 1917
  • FCA of 1936
  • FCA of 1938
  • Federal Disaster Relief Act of 1950
  • National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP)
  • Disaster Relief Act of 1970
  • Flood Disaster protection Act of 1973
  • Disaster Relief Act of 1974
  • Earthquake Hazards Reduction Act-1977
  • FEMA Established-1978
  • Coastal Barriers Resource Act-1982
  • Stafford Act-1988
  • Hazard Mitigation Act of 2000

Your Assignment should:

  • identify at least three (3) natural and three (3) man-made disaster mitigation programs, highlighting best practices
  • identify the sources for each of the programs and explain the influence of disasters on mitigation programs
  • explain how the programs were put in place
  • discuss the impact of such programs, including the program effectiveness and unresolved issues



In addition to fulfilling the specifics of the Assignment, a successful paper must also meet the following criteria:

  • Include a cover page and references page in 10-12 point font (Arial, Courier, and Times New Roman are acceptable)
  • Viewpoint and purpose should be clearly established and sustained
  • Assignment should follow the conventions of Standard American English (correct grammar, punctuation, etc.)
  • Writing should be well ordered, logical, and unified, as well as original and insightful
  • Your work should display superior content, organization, style, and mechanics
  • Appropriate citation style should be followed.

You should also make sure to:

  • Include a title page with full name, class name, section number, and date
  • Include an introductory and concluding paragraph and demonstrate college-level communication through the composition of original materials in Standard American English
  • Use examples to support your discussion
  • Cite all sources on a separate reference page at the end of your paper and cited within the body of your paper using APA format
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