In an effort to assist community officials with risk communication efforts and build a support base for hazard mitigation, sustainability, and resilience discussions within their communities, FEMA Region 6 developed the Risk Communication Guidebook for Local Officials. This Guidebook provides community officials with tools, customizable templates, and resources to easily and effectively communicate natural hazard risk information to their constituents.


Appendix A

Appendix B

Suggested Outreach Materials - By Phase
The resources below are broken out by Risk MAP phase.  These are templates typically used by communities as their Risk MAP project advances to the listed phase.  These are not exhaustive lists and not all templates are relevant to every community.

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