Hazard Mitigation Plan

Tornado near an open field

Every five years, local jurisdictions (cities, counties, school districts, public colleges, and other special districts) are required to prepare and update a hazard mitigation plan in order to be eligible to apply for certain FEMA grants. The plan is valuable, both for the process to consider ways to reduce risks from natural and man-made hazards, and in identifying and gaining public and policy support for mitigation actions.

The plan identifies those hazards that pose the greatest risk to the local jurisdiction and for which it is most vulnerable to loss of life or property; information on the experience of the community with those hazards; local jurisdiction’s capabilities to address or reduce the risks; and goals and actions that the local jurisdiction is willing to take over the next five years.

Due to the size of the file, the plan is available in sections.