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Societal Profile. Consider strengths and vulnerabilities of people. Consider potential social vulnerability factors. Poverty and resources Elderly populations Children Health and disabilities Transportation access Exposure in high hazard areas.

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Societal Profile

  • Consider strengths and vulnerabilities of people


Consider potential social vulnerability factors

  • Poverty and resources

  • Elderly populations

  • Children

  • Health and disabilities

  • Transportation access

  • Exposure in high hazard areas


Consider community resilience factors

  • Community engagement

  • Cultural cohesion

  • Social networks

  • Sense of place

  • Community identity


What are some specific factors of vulnerability or resilience that exist within your community?


  • Strong history and local cultural identity

  • High population of elderly

  • Lack of trust in political leadership

  • Language and transportation barriers in areas


  • Language and culture

  • Aging populations

  • Economic conditions

  • Family structure

  • Community structure


Nashville flood recovery
Nashville Flood Recovery vulnerability and resilience

The volunteer spirit fueled a rapid recovery

Hands On Nashville

  • 21,300 volunteers

  • 88,000 hours


Tools and Resources vulnerability and resilience

  • Tools and resources for assessing social vulnerability and resilience


Social Vulnerability Index (SoVI) vulnerability and resilience

42 socioeconomic and built environment variables

  • Examples

  • Socioeconomic status

  • Gender

  • Race and ethnicity

  • Age

  • Employment loss

  • Renters

  • Occupation

  • Family structure

  • Education


From Social Vulnerability Index website vulnerability and resilience

Maps downloadable for all states down to county level


Flood Exposure Snapshot vulnerability and resilience

Quick look at county-level exposure in flood zone

  • From Digital Coast Inundation Toolkit

  • Includes demographics, infrastructure, and environment

  • Based on national data sets

  • Printable reports



Local Demographic vulnerability and resilience

Maps

Focusing upon specific factors of vulnerability


Local Demographic vulnerability and resilience

Maps

Focusing upon specific factors of vulnerability


Mapping census data
Mapping Census Data vulnerability and resilience

  • Step-by-step guide for mapping economic and social data


What other information do you need to further assess this vulnerability?


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