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
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.