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RISK ASSESSMENT AND VULNERABILITY ANALYSIS

County Department: _________________________________

Please identify what hazard or situation would cause your department to activate your Continuity of Operations (COOP) P
Do you know how vulnerable your dept. is to natural, technological, and human-caused hazards? Below are some example
SEVERITY = (MAGNITUDE - MITIGATION)
PROBABILITY

HUMAN
IMPACT

PROPERTY
IMPACT

BUSINESS
IMPACT

PREPAREDNESS

INTERNAL
RESPONSE

Likelihood this will


occur

Possibility of
death or injury

Physical losses &


damages

Interruption of
services

Preplanning

Time,
Effectiveness,
resources

Likely

Limited

Critical

Catastrophic

Consider

Mitigate

Possible

Catastrophic

Catastrophic

Catastrophic

Mitigate

Mitigate

Wild Fire

Tornado

Highly Likely

Catastrophic

Catastrophic

Catastrophic

Likely

Limited

Critical

Catastrophic

Mitigate

Mitigate

Explosion

Vandalism

Terrorism

Loss of Key Staff

Medical Emergency

Sabotage

Riot/Civil Disorder

Radioactive Contamination

Epidemic

DISASTER INCIDENT

NATURAL
Flooding
Waterleak
Structural Fire

Hurricane
Thunder Storm
HUMAN-CAUSED

Updated: February 2011

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SEVERITY = (MAGNITUDE - MITIGATION)


PROBABILITY

HUMAN
IMPACT

PROPERTY
IMPACT

BUSINESS
IMPACT

PREPAREDNESS

INTERNAL
RESPONSE

Likelihood this will


occur

Possibility of
death or injury

Physical losses &


damages

Interruption of
services

Preplanning

Time,
Effectiveness,
resources

Toxic Contamination

Labor Dispute

Strike

Proximity to Airport

Proximity to Railroad

Proximity to Highway

Proximity to Turkey Point

Hardware Failure

Software Failure

HVAC Failure

Power Outage

Utility Disruption
*Threat increases with percentage.

DISASTER INCIDENT

TECHNICAL

PROBABILITY * SEVERI

PROBABILITY RATINGS:
EXPOSURE
3 = Highly Likely
2 = Likely

1 = Possible
0 = Negligible
Updated: February 2011

FREQUENCY
The potential for impact is very probable (near 100 percent) in the next year.
The potential for impact is between 10 and 100 percent within the next year.
OR
There is at least one chance of occurrence within the next 10 years.
The potential for impact is between 1 and 10 percent within the next year.
OR
There is at least one chance of occurrence within the next 100 years.
The potential for impact is less than 1 percent within the next 100 years.
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SEVERITY = (MAGNITUDE - MITIGATION)


PROBABILITY

HUMAN
IMPACT

PROPERTY
IMPACT

BUSINESS
IMPACT

PREPAREDNESS

INTERNAL
RESPONSE

Likelihood this will


occur

Possibility of
death or injury

Physical losses &


damages

Interruption of
services

Preplanning

Time,
Effectiveness,
resources

DISASTER INCIDENT

SEVERITY (MAGNITUDE) RATINGS:


MAGNITUDE

DEFINITION
* Multiple deaths.
* Complete interruption of operations from the primary facility for 30 days or more.
* Extensive damage to primary facility and/or surrounding infrastructure.
* Injuries and/or illnesses result in permanent disability.
* Complete interruption of operations from the primary facility for at least 2 weeks.
* Severe damage to primary facility and/or surrounding infrastructure.
* Injuries and/or illnesses do not result in permanent disability.
* Complete interruption of operations from the primary facility for more than 1 week.
* Minimal damage to primary facility and/or surrounding infrastructure.
* Injuries and/or illnesses are treatable with first aid.
* Shutdown of primary facility or surrounding infrastructure for 24 hours or less.

3= Catastrophic

2 = Critical

1 = Limited
0 = Negligible

SEVERITY (MITIGATION) RATINGS:


MITIGATION

DEFINITION

1= Mitigate

Mitigate means that mitigation strategies should be developed to reduce risk for that target/scenario combination. A
security plan should contain the scenario evaluated, the results of the evaluation and the mitigation measures.

2 = Consider

Consider means that the target/scenario combination should be considered and mitigation strategies should be
developed on a case-by-case basis. The Plan should contain the scenario evaluated, the results of the evaluation, a
the reason mitigation measures were or were not chosen.

3 = Document
Updated: February 2011

Document means that the target/scenario combination does not need mitigation measure at this time and therefore
needs only to be documented. The Plan should contain the scenario evaluated and the results of the evaluation. Th
will be beneficial in further revisions of the Plan, in order to know if the underlying assumptions have
changed
since
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the last edition of the Plan's assessment.

SEVERITY = (MAGNITUDE - MITIGATION)


PROBABILITY

HUMAN
IMPACT

PROPERTY
IMPACT

BUSINESS
IMPACT

PREPAREDNESS

INTERNAL
RESPONSE

Likelihood this will


occur

Possibility of
death or injury

Physical losses &


damages

Interruption of
services

Preplanning

Time,
Effectiveness,
resources

DISASTER INCIDENT

3 = Document

Updated: February 2011

Document means that the target/scenario combination does not need mitigation measure at this time and therefore
needs only to be documented. The Plan should contain the scenario evaluated and the results of the evaluation. Th
will be beneficial in further revisions of the Plan, in order to know if the underlying assumptions have changed since
the last edition of the Plan's assessment.

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erations (COOP) Plan?


are some examples

EXTERNAL
RESPONSE

RISK

Mutual Aid staff &


supplies

Relative
threat*

examples:
Consider

Mitigate

27

3*(9-0)=27

Mitigate

2*(6-3)=6

Updated: February 2011

2*(6-5)=2
1*(9-3)=6

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EXTERNAL
RESPONSE

RISK

Mutual Aid staff &


supplies

Relative
threat*

0
ABILITY * SEVERITY = RISK High = 27
Med = 14
Low = 0
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Updated: February 2011

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EXTERNAL
RESPONSE

RISK

Mutual Aid staff &


supplies

Relative
threat*

et/scenario combination. A
mitigation measures.

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February 2011

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EXTERNAL
RESPONSE

RISK

Mutual Aid staff &


supplies

Relative
threat*

Updated: February 2011

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