Hazard Mitigation Plan

The Hazard Mitigation Plan analyzes vulnerabilities to natural hazards and it identifies mitigation actions that can be taken to minimize property damage and public safety risks.

Hazard mitigation planning reduces loss of life and property by minimizing the impact of disasters. We begin by identifying common natural disaster risks and vulnerabilities in our area. After identifying these risks, we develop long-term strategies for protecting people and property from similar events. Mitigation plans are key to breaking the cycle of disaster damage and reconstruction.

Download our 2018 Hazard Mitigation Plan


When applying for certain types of non-emergency disaster assistance, FEMA requires an up-to-date hazard mitigation plan. These requirements are part of the laws, regulations, and policies surrounding hazard mitigation planning. Having an approved and adopted Hazard Mitigation Plan makes us eligible for the following grant programs:

Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP)

Public Assistance Grant Program (PA)

Building Resilient Infrastructure and Communities (BRIC)

Pre-Disaster Mitigation Grant Program (PDM)

Fire Management Assistance Grant Program (FMAG)


We are currently in the process of updating our Hazard Mitigation Plan:
2023 Hazard mitigation plan update timeline

Updated: 11/17/2022