Physical Disaster

“The Ability Of A Region To Prevent, Plan For, And Recover From A Major Physical Disaster That Would Cause Harm To The Regional Economy Is Essential.”

The Buckeye Hills region of eastern and southeastern Ohio is primarily susceptible to three forms of physical disaster;

Flooding
Wildfire
Strong Seasonal Storms (Derecho)

In order to help better communicate the physical disaster risks that exist for the eight county region, Buckeye Hills has compiled a Combined Physical Disaster Hazard Risk assessment.  The assessment was completed by combining several pieces of publicly available data for each township in the region in order to generate a risk factor on a scale from 1 to 5.  The factors considered were ODNR Wildfire Risk Rating, FEMA floodplain locations, and the presence of high value public locations (police, fire, EMS, schools) within floodplain areas.  The result can be viewed in the interactive mapping application below.