The Disaster Preparedness Project and Plan (DP3) is comprised of three different elements that will each be integrated into one final plan. These elements are: a Hazard Mitigation Plan, a floodplain mapping effort, and a Climate Adaptation Plan.
Every five years the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) requires local governments to update their All Hazards Mitigation Plan (AHMP). Rather than simply update the existing plan, Baltimore followed an alternative path. In an effort to plan for existing hazards and prepare for new hazards being predicted due to climate change, the City of Baltimore decided to develop and implement an integrated AHMP, floodplain mapping, and Climate Adaptation Plan that would provide the City with a comprehensive system for addressing existing and future impacts. This proactive project assures that adaptation recommendations are included in capital and operation budget decision-making, and are prioritized in all future planning processes.