State, tribal and local governments are required to develop a hazard mitigation plan as a condition for receiving certain types of non-emergency disaster assistance, including funding for mitigation projects. The Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act (Public Law 93-288), as amended by the Disaster Mitigation Act of 2000, provides the legal basis for state, local and tribal governments to undertake a risk-based approach to reducing risks from natural hazards through mitigation planning.
A hazard mitigation plan is produced and updated every five years for the Region 2000 planning area in order to produce specific measures communities can take to reduce the vulnerability from hazards of future events and reducing the recovery time from damages incurred. Such a plan is created through a planning process with input from citizens, business owners, public safety officials, and other stakeholders.
Region 2000 communities can bring the final plan to life in a variety of ways, ranging from implementing specific mitigation projects to changes in day-to-day organizational operations. To ensure the success of an ongoing program, it is critical that the plan remains relevant. Thus, Region 2000 staff conducts periodic updates to the plan every five years and make revisions as needed.
Region 2000 Hazard Mitigation Plan
FEMA Approved November 11, 2012