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Hazard Mitigation Plan Update
Hazard mitigation planning, the effort to reduce or eliminate the risks from hazards to people and property, is the first of the four phases of risk management. It is followed by preparedness, response, and recovery. Although the mitigation planning stage of risk management often gets the least attention, it is one of the most important steps in creating a disaster-resistant community.
The Disaster Mitigation Act of 2000 (DMA 2000) amended the Stafford Act to reinforce the importance of mitigation planning and emphasize planning for disasters before they occur. States and communities must have an approved Hazard Mitigation Plan (HMP) to be eligible to apply for and receive FEMA hazard mitigation funds which are critical to many of the Parish’s initiatives.
Benefits of Mitigation Planning
Hazard mitigation planning help communities reduce their risk from hazards by identifying vulnerabilities and developing strategies to lessen and sometimes even eliminate the effects of the hazard. Some of the benefits of mitigation planning are as follows:
Hazard Mitigation Plan Update 2020
Terrebonne Parish is required to update Hazard Mitigation Plan every five years to be eligible for FEMA and other grants. Meetings are ongoing as listed below.
Please send us your Feedback!In addition to the public meetings, members of the general public are invited to submit their comments on the plan, concerns, and suggestions for risk reduction efforts by the Parish or individuals via
TPCG Planning and Zoning -RAMP Division,
8026 Main Street, Second Floor,
Houma, Louisiana 70364.
Note: All submissions will be a matter of public record and will be included in the text or electronically in the final plan.
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