Hazard Mitigation is a critical function of emergency management. Mitigation efforts include activities that prevent or reduce disaster impacts and eliminate potential risks. These actions are in place before an event occurs. According to FEMA, each dollar spent on mitigation saves our community an average of four dollars after an event.
Hazard Mitigation Plan Update
Hazard Mitigation Plans help us to better understand the natural hazards that pose a threat to the area and to develop actions that reduce the risk associated with these hazards.
Part of the update process includes review and approval from the Texas Department of Emergency Management (TDEM) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).
This approval allows the city to be eligible for Hazard Mitigation Assistance (HMA) grant funding, including the Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP), Pre-Disaster Mitigation (PDM), and the Flood Mitigation Assistance program.
As part of the update process we conducted a public survey and collected responses between November 19 and December 10.
We will also hold a public meeting prior to approval of the Hazard Mitigation Plan that will allow the opportunity to provide valuable feedback.