What is a hazard mitigation plan?

A Hazard Mitigation Plan is a well-organized and well-documented evaluation of the hazards that a jurisdiction is susceptible to, and the extent to which these events will occur. Hazard Mitigation Plans identify an area’s vulnerability to the effects of the natural hazards typically present in a certain area, as well as the goals, objectives, and actions required for minimizing future loss of life and property damage as a result of hazard events. The primary purpose of mitigation planning is to systematically identify policies, actions, and tools that can be used to implement those actions.

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1. What is hazard mitigation?
2. What is a hazard mitigation plan?
3. Why prepare a Hazard Mitigation Plan?
4. Why participate in a Multi-Jurisdictional Hazard Mitigation Planning Process?