Planning & Mitigation

Hazard Mitigation Planning

Hazard Mitigation Planning common questions

What Is Hazard Mitigation Planning?

Hazard mitigation planning reduces loss of life and property by minimizing the impact of disasters. It begins with state, tribal and local governments identifying natural disaster risks and vulnerabilities that are common in their area

What are the main parts of Hazard Mitigation Planning?

Hazard mitigation plans can address a range of natural and human-caused hazards. They typically include four key elements:

     1) Risk assessment

     2) Capability assessment

     3) Mitigation strategy

     4) Plan maintenance procedures

Why is Hazard Mitigation Planning so important?

Hazard mitigation planning reduces the risk to people and property, and reduces the cost of recovering from a disaster. A hazard mitigation plan can help communities become more sustainable and disaster-resistant by focusing efforts on the hazards, disaster-prone areas and identifying appropriate mitigation actions.

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