Hazard Mitigation Action Plan


The Hazard Mitigation Action Plan (HMAP) will serve as a guide for decision makers as they commit resources to reduce the effects of natural hazards. This planning effort is a federal initiative to minimize or eliminate damage from future natural disasters rather than to respond to and recover from those disasters.
The town has contracted with Freese and Nichols, Inc. to assist in developing the plan. A Steering Committee has been formed with its members representing the town and its citizens. The study was conducted from the Spring 2012 to the Spring 2013 with multiple opportunities for public input. The plan is comprised of the following general tasks:
  • Establishment of Goals and Objectives
  • Hazard Identification and Profiling
  • Asset Identification and Loss Estimation
  • Development of Mitigation Strategies
  • Completion of Draft HMAP
  • State Review of HMAP
  • FEMA Review of HMAP
  • Town Council Adoption Final HMAP

Post-Disaster Funding

The Disaster Mitigation Act of 2000 requires local governments have a FEMA-approved HMAP in order to receive post-disaster funding.

Hazard Mitigation Action Plan ~ Approved~

The Hazard Mitigation Action Plan was approved by Town Council on July 16th, 2013.
The Town will provide quarterly reports to FEMA on the progress of mitigation. The HMAP Steering
Committee will have quarterly meetings to discuss action items and mitigation. Please click
on the links below to read the plan.

Hazard Mitigation Action Plan

Hazard Mitigation Action Plan Appendix