Hazard Mitigation

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Hazard Mitigation—What Does It Mean?

As defined in Title 44 of the Code of Federal Regulations, hazard mitigation is “any action taken to reduce or eliminate the long-term risk to human life and property from natural hazards.” As such, hazard mitigation is any work to minimize the impacts of any type of hazard event before it occurs.

Hazard mitigation aims to reduce losses from future disasters. It is a process in which hazards are identified and profiled, the people and facilities at risk are analyzed, and mitigation actions to reduce or eliminate hazard risk are developed. The implementation of the mitigation actions, which include short and long-term strategies that may involve planning, policy changes, programs, projects, and other activities, is the end result of this process.

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Clark County Multi-Jurisdictional Hazard Mitigation Plan Community Survey

The City of Henderson, along with other jurisdictions in Clark County, are asking its residents for feedback on which hazards have the greatest impact to our community.

By participating, you are assisting the City and County to better prepare for and respond to disasters which negatively affect the way we live, work, play and access services.

All survey answers are anonymous and will be used to help develop the County’s hazard mitigation plan. Additional comment/answer space is available at the end of the survey. 

Take the survey!

About the Clark County Multi-Jurisdictional Hazard Mitigation Plan

The City of Henderson is part of the Clark County Multi-Jurisdictional Hazard Mitigation Plan, which is updated every five years through residents' input. The plan allows Clark County and its communities (such as the City of Henderson), to receive both state and federal hazard mitigation grants and disaster relief funds.

Additionally, the City of Henderson updates its own Mitigation Action Plan on an annual basis as part of the Clark County review process.