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Hazard Mitigation Plan

Dallas County to hold a public meeting on April 3rd, May 6th, July 29th to gather public input for developing a Hazard Mitigation Plan.

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Public Meeting Recording - April 3rd, 2024

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Public Meeting Recording - May 6, 2024

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Hazard Mitigation Action Plan

Dallas County’s preparedness goal is to support secure and resilient communities with the capabilities to prevent, protect against, mitigate, respond to, and recover from the threats and hazards that pose the greatest risk to our residents.

Dallas County will hold a Hazard Mitigation Mitigation Strategy Workshop on July 29th, 2024 from 2:00 – 4:00 pm with the Dallas County Local Mitigation Planning Committee (LMPC), at:

Bill J. Priest Institute
1402 Corinth St
Dallas TX 75215

Additionally, a public meeting will be held at the same location from 5:30 – 7:00 pm.

Past Meeting Dates:

  • April 3rd, 2024 from 2:00 – 4:00 pm
    Action Plan Workshop (LMPC)
    Additionally, a public meeting was held at the same location from 5:30 – 7:00 pm.
  • May 6th, 2024 from 2:00 - 4:00 pm
    Risk Assessment Workshop (LMPC)
    Additionally, a public meeting was held at the same location from 5:30 – 7:00 pm.

The 2025 Hazard Mitigation Action Plan includes 20 jurisdictions and includes projects or action items that could be implemented within Dallas County to mitigate the hazards identified. This plan is important because the Disaster Mitigation Act of 2000 makes the development of a hazard mitigation plan a specific eligibility requirement for any local government applying for federal mitigation grant funding, including the Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP) and the Pre-Disaster Mitigation (PDM) Program. The plan is to be updated every five years after approval. The plan now must be adopted by each participating jurisdiction for it to get final approval. A copy of the current plan can be accessed at the link below and expires in July of 2025:


Frequently Asked Questions

What is the Hazard Mitigation Plan Update?

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.

Why is this plan important?

The Federal Disaster Mitigation Act of 2000 requires that a community have an approved hazard mitigation plan to qualify for federal funding from the following grant programs. Some of the grant programs available include:

  • Pre-Disaster Mitigation Competitive (PDM-C)
  • Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP)
  • Flood Mitigation Assistance (FMA)

What goes into a hazard mitigation plan?

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.

How can the public become involved in the Hazard Mitigation planning process?

Public participation is very important to the hazard mitigation planning process. FEMA requires a minimum of two public meetings. Dallas County will host several public meetings during the hazard mitigation planning for 2025. Timelines and locations are mentioned above. We look forward to our residents input and sharing the responsibility of community preparedness and resiliency.