Extreme weather events, climate phenomena, and environmental issues are presenting challenges that impact our infrastructure and assets and place burdens on our most vulnerable populations. Over the past few years, the Chattanooga area has experienced record rainfall and flooding, excessive heat and wildfires, and the impacts of tornadoes and a global pandemic. Citizens and communities must become more resilient in the face of these continued and inevitable challenges.
The City of Chattanooga - in partnership with regional public and private partners - have launched an effort to create a comprehensive mitigation plan for the region. This plan will expand the City’s awareness of potential threats to regional systems, including utilities, transportation networks, waterways and natural ecology, as well as economic, cultural,and educational centers resulting from ongoing changes to the climate, including storms, floods, and other catastrophic weather and naturally-occurring events.