What is a Hazard Mitigation Plan ?
According to FEMA: 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. After identifying these risks, they 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.
From Allegany County:
Allegany County is in the process of updating their Hazard Mitigation Plan (HMP). FEMA requires counties to update HMPs every five years in order for local jurisdictions to remain eligible to receive federal funding for hazard mitigation projects.
Past hazard events in Allegany County have underscored the need for communities to work together to reduce the impacts of future hazard events. To effectively plan strategies that limit the damage that future hazards may cause to your community, we need to hear from you.
Please take a few minutes to fill out this short survey to share your knowledge on local hazard risks and how you have been affected.