The Piedmont Multi-Hazard Mitigation Plan
was approved and adopted by the Piedmont City Council on Dec. 22, 2003.
The plan has been approved by the Oklahoma Department of Emergency Management (ODEM)
and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).
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Highlights of Piedmont's Multi-Hazard Mitigation Plan
The following are the top eleven high priority mitigation measures defined by the Piedmont Hazard
Mitigation Planning Committee.
- General - Establish working partnerships involving local government
leaders, civic, business, and volunteer groups to create a safer community.
- General - Develop public information and education plans for
responding to natural hazards and hazardous material events.
- General - Develop a "Helping Your Neighbors" program through
the school system to encourage children to think of people who need special assistance during
- General - Evaluate and upgrade warning systems.
- General - Install an emergency communications network for fire,
police, 911, EMT and other emergency operations.
- General - Provide emergency equipment for City Emergency Teams.
- Floods - Acquire accurate or verify accuracy of existing flood
- Floods - Inventory inadequate bridges.
- Winter Storms - Develop a contingency plan for responding to a
massive power outage due to severe winter storm, ice and snow.
- Urban Fires - Replace inadequately sized water lines with
lines of sufficient size to provide adequate fire protection.
- Hazardous Materials Events - Develop and reinforce hazardous
materials event equipment and response teams.