Documentation of the Risk Assessment
The quantity of information produced as part of a risk assessment varies dramatically depending on the size of communities, number of participating jurisdictions, number of hazards, available data, technical expertise, and other factors. While the process for conducting the risk assessment needs to be described as part of the planning process, some data inputs and outputs will likely not need to be included in the main body of the plan document. Some of this information may be included in appendices, and some may be integrated and updated as part of your community’s GIS program, record keeping, and other systems. Information in the plan document should focus on communicating the analysis and findings to a non-scientific audience of planners, policy makers, and community members.