Hazard Mitigation Planning
Hazard Mitigation Planning identifies policies and actions that can be implemented over the long term to reduce the negative impacts from future disasters on lives, property, and the economy.
Under the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act (Public Law 93-288), as amended, State, Tribal, and local governments are required to develop a hazard mitigation plan as a condition for receiving certain types of non-emergency disaster assistance, including Hazard Mitigation Grant Program, Pre-Disaster Mitigation Program, and Flood Mitigation Assistance Grants.
West Virginia State Hazard Mitigation Plan
The West Virginia Statewide Standard Hazard Mitigation Plan provides statewide guidance to reduce loss and prevent injury from all hazards. It reflects an amalgamation of goals, objectives, and strategies developed by the West Virginia Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management (DHSEM), with input from the general citizenry and representatives from all levels of government.
2013 West Virginia Statewide Standard Hazard Mitigation Plan Update
is approved through October 17, 2016.