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Resources

The resources below can assist local municipalities and other entities involved in resilience planning in learning more about resilience concepts.

General
 
Title Utility Source Date Added

Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030 (PDF)

Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction

  • Planning framework 

UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction  

1/26/22

South Atlantic Coastal Study – SC Appendix (PDF)

South Atlantic Coastal Study

  • Study/data 
  • Strategies for Grand Strand & Charleston Metro area 

US Army Corps of Engineers South Atlantic Division  

1/26/22

SC Floodwater Commission Report (PDF)

SC Floodwater Commission Report

  • Principles
  • General information 

SC Floodwater Commission (created by Gov. McMaster) 

1/26/22

SC Hazard Mitigation Plan (PDF)

SC Hazard Mitigation Plan

  • General  
  • Statewide plan  

SC Emergency Management Division  

1/26/22

Regional Resilience Toolkit: 5 Steps to Build Large Scale Resilience to Natural Disasters (PDF)

Regional Resilience Toolkit

  • General process 
  • Coordination between jurisdictions  

EPA Smart Growth 

1/26/22

Resilient Nation Partnership Network (PDF)

Resilient Nation Partnership Network

  • Trainings 
  • Resource materials 

FEMA 

1/26/22

HUD Community Resilience Toolkit (PDF)

HUD Community Resilience Toolkit

 

US Dept. of Housing and Urban Development 

1/26/22

South Carolina County Predisaster Recovery Planning Guide (PDF)

SC Predisaster Recovery Planning Guide

  • Planning framework  

SCEMD 

1/26/22

 
Data
 
Title Utility Source Date Added

SHELDUS

  • County-level hazard data set

UofSC Hazards & Vulnerability Research Institute

ASU Center for Emergency Management and Homeland Security

1/26/22

Baseline Resilience Indicators for Communities (BRIC)

  • Index – baseline of existing attributes of resilience

UofSC Hazards & Vulnerability Research Institute

1/26/22

SC Watershed Atlas

 

SCDHEC

1/26/22

National Risk Index

 

FEMA

1/26/22

Charleston All Hazards Vulnerability and Risk Assessment (PDF)

  • Area-specific data on vulnerability and risk

City of Charleston

1/26/22


 
Environmental

 

Title Utility Source Date Added

South Carolina Forest Action Plan (PDF)

  • Existing Conditions & Emerging Issues

SC Forestry Commission

1/26/22

Building Community Resilience with Nature-Based Solutions: A Guide for Local Communities (PDF)

  • Planning framework to identify and implement nature-based solutions

FEMA Risk MAP program

1/26/22

Evaluating and Conserving Green Infrastructure Across the Landscape: A Practitioner’s Guide (PDF)

 

Green Infrastructure Center (Karen Firehock)

1/26/22

A Guide to Assessing Green Infrastructure Costs & Benefits for Flood Reduction (PDF)

 

NOAA Office for Coastal Management

1/26/22

Community Services/Equity

 

Title Utility Source Date Added

Susceptibility of Public Health Impacts from Flooded Water, Wastewater & Public Health Infrastructure: Guidebook for Community Level Assessment

  • Assessment Tool to Identify Vulnerability
  • Resources to Reduce Vulnerability

SC Sea Grant Consortium

1/26/22

Social Vulnerability Index (SoVI)

 

UofSC Hazards & Vulnerability Research Institute

1/26/22

Building Alliances for Equitable Resilience

  • Equity
  • Public involvement

FEMA

1/26/22

Improving Disaster Resilience Among Older Adults

  • Disaster resilience for special populations (older adults)

National Institutes of Health  

1/26/22


 
Infrastructure

 

Title Utility Source Date Added

Beaufort Joint Land Use Study: SLR & Infrastructure  

  •  Identifies vulnerabilities within the greater Beaufort area

Lowcountry Council of Governments

1/26/22

Community Resilience Planning Guide for Buildings and Infrastructure Systems

  • Methodology to establish goals, coordination

National Institute of Standards and Technology (US Dept. of Commerce)

1/26/22

Southern Lowcountry Stormwater Design Manual: Stormwater Best Management Practices

 

Center for Watershed Protection; McCormick Taylor

1/26/22


 
Economic Activity

 

Title Utility Source Date Added

Waccamaw Region Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy: December 2021 Annual Update

  • Economic Resilience Assessment & Strategies
  • See Chapter VII

Waccamaw Regional Council of Governments

1/26/22

Economic Guidance for Coastal Management Professionals

  • Online Course
  • Economic Analysis
  • Project Valuation

NOAA Digital Coast

1/26/22

The Green Edge: How Commercial Property Investment in Green Infrastructure Creates Value

  • Co-benefits of green infrastructure for commercial owners

NRDC

1/26/22

Planning Framework for a Climate-Resilient Economy

 

EPA Smart Growth

1/26/22

Local Foods, Local Places Toolkit: A guide to Help Communities Revitalize Using Local Food Systems

  • Food system resilience

EPA Smart Growth

1/26/22

 

Codes, Zoning, Regulations, and Planning

 

Title Utility Source Date Added
Guidance for Resilience in Comprehensive Plans – January 2022 (PDF)
  • Interim guidance to assist local municipalities with incorporating resilience elements into the comprehensive planning process.
SC Office of Resilience  

Green Infrastructure for Single Family Residences: Greenville County, SC Stormwater Guidelines

  • Example guidelines for stormwater management

Greenville County Land Development Division

1/26/22

Smart Growth Strategies for Disaster Resilience and Recovery

 

EPA

1/26/22

IBHS FORTIFIED Construction Standards

  • Construction Standards

Insurance Institute for Business & Home Safety

1/26/22

Hazard Mitigation Policy Guide

  • Strategies

American Planning Association (APA)

1/26/22

Climate Change Policy Guide

  • Strategies

American Planning Association (APA)

1/26/22

Sustaining Places: Best Practices or Comprehensive Plans

 

American Planning Association (APA)

1/26/22

Coastal Adaptation Planning Essentials

 

NOAA Office for Coastal Management Digital Coast

1/26/22

Subdivision Design and Flood Hazard Areas

 

FEMA, American Planning Association

1/26/22

FEMA BRIC Building Code Activities

 

FEMA

1/26/22

FEMA BRIC Mitigation Planning Activities

 

FEMA

1/26/22

Building Code Effectiveness Grading Schedule

 

ISO Mitigation

1/26/22

DisasterSafety.org

  • Individual home and business tips

IBHS

1/26/22

FORTIFIED

  • Resilient Building Standards

IBHS

1/26/22

 

Funding Opportunities

 

Title Utility Source Date Added

CDBG-Mitigation Program

  • Plans & Studies
  • Infrastructure
  • Buyouts
  • Funds Matching

SCOR

HUD

1/26/22

FEMA Building Resilient Infrastructure and Communities

  • support states, local communities, tribes and territories as they undertake hazard mitigation projects, reducing the risks they face from disasters and natural hazards

FEMA

1/26/22