Hazard mitigation is reducing the likelihood or impact of a natural or man-made disaster on a community. It can involve a variety of activities, including:
- Identifying and assessing potential hazards and their impacts on the community.
- Developing and implementing strategies and actions to reduce or eliminate the risks associated with those hazards.
- Building infrastructure and implementing land-use policies that reduce the vulnerability of the community to hazards.
- Establishing emergency plans and procedures to ensure the safety and well-being of residents in the event of a disaster.
Hazard mitigation can be carried out by a variety of organizations, including local and state governments, non-profit organizations, and community groups. It is an important aspect of disaster risk reduction and can help to reduce the overall costs associated with disasters, both in terms of human lives and economic damages.
The City of Nogales is participating in the revision of the 2018 Multi-Jurisdictional Hazard Mitigation Plan (MJHMP) with the Town of Patagonia and Santa Cruz County. A MJHMP is required under the requirements of the Federal Stafford Act, the National Flood Insurance Act, and 44 Code of Federal Regulations.
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