RD181 - 2018 Commonwealth Threat and Hazard Identification and Risk Assessment (C-THIRA)

Executive Summary:

The threats and hazards to the Commonwealth identified in this report parallel the federally-mandated Threat and Hazard Identification and Risk Assessment (THIRA). These include hurricanes, floods, non-rotational winds, winter weather, drought, earthquakes, landslides, wildfires, coronal mass ejections, radiological events, complex coordinated terrorist attacks, and cyber-attacks.

Virginia’s capabilities targets are outlined for each core capability, consistent with the federal National Preparedness Goal. Core capability targets provide guidance on the specific types and levels of capability that the Commonwealth is expected to develop and sustain. Training, current mitigation activities, local data, and other direct inputs were used to identify resource strengths and weaknesses.