Hazard Mitigation Plan

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The purpose of the meeting is a discussion on local hazards identification and risk assessments with the public.
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Help the JCSO Emergency Management team prepare for disasters and emergencies!

Jefferson County is updating our Multi-Jurisdictional

Hazard Mitigation Plan to help us 

  • Prepare for natural disasters
  • Prepare for human-caused hazards
  • Identify ways to reduce losses
  • Protect our community from hazardous events


We need your input to help us better understand our vulnerabilities, your experiences, and opportunities to

reduce the impacts of hazards before they occur.

Please take our short 8 question HMP Survey at http://bit.ly/JeffcoHMP today!

Hazard Mitigation Plan

Jefferson County is in the process of updating its Multi-Hazard Mitigation Plan in 2020-2021 per the five-year update cycle required by FEMA and the Federal Disaster Mitigation Act of 2000 for a jurisdiction to qualify for Federal Hazard Mitigation Grant funds.

What is Hazard Mitigation?

Hazard Mitigation is defined as reducing the loss of life and property by minimizing the impact of disasters The Jefferson County Multi-Hazard Mitigation Plan analyzes the County’s vulnerabilities to natural and human-caused hazards and identifies proactive mitigation actions the county, towns, and cities can take to minimize impacts to people, property and critical facilities.

Why is Hazard Mitigation Important?

While natural hazard events such as wildfire and flooding cannot be prevented, the development of a Hazard Mitigation Plan will evaluate the potential for future damaging events and work toward long-term solutions and strategies to help mitigate their impacts in the future. This long-term strategy also reduces future disaster losses by breaking the repeated cycle of disaster damage and reconstruction. According to a 2019 report by the National Institute of Building Sciences, it is estimated that for every $1 invested in hazard mitigation, an average of $6 is saved on long-term disaster response and recovery.

Hazard mitigation can reduce or eliminate the need for emergency response and greatly reduce the recovery period. Many types of mitigation actions are things done on a daily basis without much forethought such as purchasing insurance to protect a home investment, putting on your seatbelt, or putting in gutters around a roof to better direct rain runoff.  The same concepts apply to community-level hazard mitigation planning. Hazard Mitigation planning is a process for county, city, and local governments or special districts to identify community-level policies and actions that will reduce the impacts of natural hazards.

Hazard Mitigation Documents