Public meeting announcement for Multi-Hazard Mitigation Plan for IU Southeast

15th November 2013

Indiana University Emergency Management and Continuity and The Polis Center will host a public information session regarding a multi-hazard mitigation plan for the IU Southeast campus from 10-11 a.m. on Tuesday (Nov. 19) in University Center North 121.

IUEMC and The Polis Center are interested in receiving public input on the plan, which is designed to reduce or eliminate various impacts from disasters such as flooding or earthquakes on university infrastructure, teaching, research and public service.

Anyone who has questions or would like to provide input should contact Ken Long, IU Emergency Management and Continuity, at (812) 855-8941 or at .

IUEMC staff has teamed with The Polis Center at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis to develop a Multi-Hazard Mitigation Plan for IU Southeast and other IU campuses as part of FEMA’s Disaster-Resistant University initiative. Once the plans are completed, they will be submitted to FEMA for approval.

To develop the IU DRU, Polis will use GIS modeling tools including FEMA’s Hazus-MH, a powerful GIS-based disaster mitigation tool, to predict and analyze the estimated losses each campus may face in the event of a disaster. These risk assessments will guide the team in compiling specific mitigation strategies for each IU campus to inform IUEMC decision making in project planning and to help reduce the impacts of natural and man-made disasters.