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Hazard Mitigation

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The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) HMA programs have presented a critical opportunity to reduce the risk to individuals and property from natural hazards while simultaneously reducing reliance on Federal disaster funds.

Hazard mitigation is any sustained action taken to reduce or eliminate long-term risk to people and property from natural hazards and their effects. This definition distinguishes actions that have a long-term impact from those that are more closely associated with immediate preparedness, response, and recovery activities. Hazard mitigation is the only phase of emergency management specifically dedicated to breaking the cycle of damage, reconstruction, and repeated damage.

FEMA has hazard mitigation funding available for local governments that have a FEMA-approved hazard mitigation plan in place.  Please click on the link below for more information.

Hazard Mitigation Grant Programs

State of Texas Hazard Mitigation Handbook

 

Hazard Mitigation Plans submitted to FEMA from East Texas counties are as follows: 

Hazard Mitigation Plan
Status
Anderson County Adopted by County/FEMA Approved
Camp County Adopted by County/FEMA Approved
Cherokee County Adopted by County/FEMA Approved
Gregg County Adopted by County/FEMA Approved
Harrison County Adopted by County/FEMA Approved
Henderson County Adopted by County/FEMA Approved
Marion County Adopted by County/FEMA Approved
Panola County Adopted by County/FEMA Approved
Rains County Adopted by County/FEMA Approved
Rusk County Adopted by County/FEMA Approved
Smith County Adopted by County/FEMA Approved
Upshur County Adopted by County/FEMA Approved
Van Zandt County Adopted by County/FEMA Approved
Wood County Adopted by County/FEMA Approved

 

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