Prepared

A prepared St. Louis region will be organized and equipped with the resources, capabilities and plans to maintain safe and healthy cities and to respond to the unexpected natural or man-made disaster. When a crisis occurs, a prepared region is able to respond quickly, efficiently and responsibly to meet the needs of all citizens.

Across the region, residents expressed concerns about flooding. In some communities, crime and neighborhood safety were also key issues. Working together, local governments can be more effective in addressing regional challenges such as preparing for unprecedented draught or flood, or addressing problems of neighborhood safety.

Safety in our communities is based on relationships, trust, communication and the work of fostering relationships among residents, local officials, law enforcement and the many agencies with overlapping jurisdictional authorities. OneSTL partners will work to prepare communities to address local problems as they arise. A prepared region is a more resilient region; and prepared local governments working together provide a strong base for that resilience.

Indicator Definition Desired Trend Baseline Current

Flood Resilience

Flood insurance claims

Down 2014

$ 1.6
million

2015

$ 4.2
million

Floodplain Management

Number of local governments participating in the Community Rating System by the NFIP

Up 2010

1

2016

6

Heat/Cold Mortality

Number of heat- and cold-related deaths

Down 2010

22

2015

11

Hazard Mitigation

Percent of local governments participating in a current local hazard mitigation plan

Up 2010

84.3%

2016

43.6%

Development in Potentially Hazardous Areas

Percent of development in potentially hazardous areas (500-year flood zone, potential landslide areas, and potential earthquake liquefaction areas)

Down 2006

15.5%

2011

16.1%

Addressing Climate Change

Percent of local governments that have taken action to address climate change

Up 2010

8.8%

2016

11.8%

StormReady

Percent of local governments that are certified StormReady by the National Weather Service

Up 2010

2.5%

2016

4.9%