Hazard Mitigation Planning Begins the Process
The process of reducing or eliminating the long-term risks to human life and property from natural and human-caused and technological hazards begins with hazard mitigation planning.
Why Plan for Hazard Mitigation?
Hazard mitigation planning evaluates a range of measures to lessen or mitigate the impacts of future disasters and selects those measures which can most effectively meet the unique needs of each community. For example, a community could choose to construct a storm shelter to reduce the potential loss of life in the event of a tornado. Through a comprehensive planning process and risk assessment, the plan creates a unified approach among communities for dealing with identified hazards and associated risk issues. It serves as a guide for local governments in their ongoing efforts to reduce community vulnerabilities.
What is Hazard Mitigation?