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Planning & Land Use

Hazard Planning

Introduction

Hazard mitigation planning is the process of identifying possible hazard events and figuring out how to reduce or eliminate the possibility of serious injury, loss of life, property damage, or property loss resulting from a hazard event. Hazard events can be natural hazards, such as floods, earthquakes and forest fires, or technological or man-caused hazards, such as oil and hazardous material spills, or now even terrorist threats. In general, a hazard plan identifies possible hazard events and identifies actions that can lessen the negative impacts of the event.

Narrative Frequently Asked Questions Additional Resources Applicable Laws and Regulations

Revised 4/7/04