Dallas County Hazard Mitigation Action Plan
Dallas County Multi-jurisdictional Hazard Mitigation Action Plan (HazMAP) Update
Dallas County Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Management (HSEM) announces a 14 day Public Review and Comment for the Update Dallas County Hazard Mitigation Action Plan (HazMAP).
Dallas County Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Management, in conjunction with participating jurisdictions within Dallas County, has completed a draft of the Updated Dallas County Multi-jurisdictional HazMAP and has scheduled a 14 day public comment period of the updated Hazard Mitigation Action Plan.
This plan was made possible through a grant provided by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and administered by the Texas Division of Emergency Management (TDEM) and the North Central Texas Council of Governments (NCTCOG).
Click the link to access the Draft Plan.
This comment period will give the public the opportunity to review the draft and make comments regarding the draft plan for Dallas County and the participating jurisdictions to include in the plan. We are asking that the public take this opportunity to make comments regarding the draft plan. Any comments or suggestions can be emailed to Michael Gaciri at OSEMPlanning@dallascounty.org
You may also print, fill out and forward the Public Comment Form to:
Dallas County Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Management
The plan will be available for public comment until November 29, 2013. All comments received by this date will be reviewed and considered.
Employees may access the text of the Hazard Mitigation Action Plan through the "Employee Access" page of the Dallas County Homeland Security and Emergency Management website.
Frequently Asked Questions
Hazard Mitigation planning is a proactive effort to identify actions that can be taken to reduce the dangers to life and property from natural hazard events. Dallas County adopted a hazard mitigation plan in 2009 and FEMA regulations require that the plan be updated every five years.
The Federal Disaster Mitigation Act of 2000 requires that a community have an approved hazard mitigation plan in order to qualify for federal funding from the following grant programs. Some of the grant programs available include:
A hazard mitigation plan assesses the community’s risks and vulnerabilities to natural hazard events such as flooding, hurricanes, winter storms, and earthquakes. Each jurisdiction uses statewide data and information obtained directly from the community to make this assessment.
The plan includes a set of goals related to the overall goal of hazard mitigation planning, an assessment of existing mitigation measures, and a set of new mitigation measures that will serve to advance the plan goals. The plan update will also look at implementation progress that has been made on mitigation measures from the previous plan.
Public participation is very important to the hazard mitigation planning process. FEMA requires a minimum of two public meetings. Dallas County has developed a Hazard Public Survey to allow the public to provide input and comments to the hazards in their communities. Additional comments may also be submitted through this webpage. A draft version of the updated plan will be posted here for review and comment.