What is the planning process for hazard mitigation?

Local hazard mitigation planning forms the foundation for a community's long-term strategy to reduce disaster losses and break the cycle of disaster damage, reconstruction, and repeated damage in the next disaster. The planning process consists of:

  • Organizing Resources -This includes identifying and organizing Planning Team Members and Stakeholders, as well as securing needed technical expertise and authority to implement mitigation goals. Review of existing plans for inclusion and necessary updates were also accomplished during this step.
  • Assessing Risks - The Planning Team identified hazards that effect Garland and the potential risks they pose through Hazard and Public Surveys as well as Community Impact and Capabilities Assessments.
  • Developing a Mitigation Plan - Based on an understanding of risk and impact, the Planning Team set priorities and developed mitigation actions and strategies for avoiding or minimizing the effects of disasters in Garland.
  • Implementing Plan and Monitor Progress - Garland can bring the mitigation plan to live in a variety of ways, from implementing specific mitigation projects to changing aspects of day-to-day organizational operations.

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1. What is hazard mitigation?
2. Why do we need a hazard mitigation plan?
3. What are some examples of mitigation actions?
4. What is the planning process for hazard mitigation?
5. What are some hazards identified by the City’s Hazard Mitigation Action Planning Team?