You are the emergency manager in a city with a population of 250,000 in the southeastern United States. Your city manager wants to aggressively reduce the city’s vulnerability to natural hazards and wants you to develop a policy to facilitate the city’s vulnerability to natural hazards.
In a policy proposal of 750–1,000 words, explain how your city could reduce the city’s vulnerability to natural hazards. Provide at least 1 recommendation for improving the city’s protective measures for critical infrastructure. All recommendations must be sufficiently justified or backed up by academic sources. You should ensure that you address each of the 16 CIKR sectors.
Demonstrate an understanding of vulnerability by identifying 1 vulnerability in each of the 16 CIKR sectors.
For example, in the Agriculture and Food sector (among many others), a common vulnerability is flooding. Flooding is routinely mitigated by structural controls such as levees and dams (another sector).
Locality is northeastern Oklahoma, USA.