HAZARD IDENTIFICATION, RISK ASSESSMENT (HIRA) PLAN
In order to prepare and plan for emergencies that may impact the City of San Antonio and Bexar County, it is necessary to understand potential hazards, what their history of activity is, and how vulnerable the community is to those hazards. The City of San Antonio and Bexar County, Hazard Identification, Risk Assessment (HIRA) and Consequence Analysis is the first step in evaluating natural and technological hazards. The hazards identified in this document have the potential of becoming emergencies or disasters that can adversely and irreversibly affect the people, economy, environment, and property of the City of San Antonio and Bexar County.
The HIRA serves as a basis for the development of plans, public education programs, responder training, and exercises. It also lays the foundation to begin mitigation efforts to minimize these identified potential threats.
This HIRA contains information gathered from public information, in addition to federal, state, and local government sources. It is a living document, and will be updated at regular intervals to document changes in hazards, risks, and vulnerabilities.
The Consequences or Assessment of Impacts have been removed from this document due to the sensitive nature of the information.