Hazard mitigation planning is a process for State, local, and Indian Tribal governments to identify policies, activities, and tools to implement mitigation actions. Mitigation is any sustained action taken to reduce or eliminate long-term risk to life and property from a hazard event. This process has four steps:
Charlotte Mecklenburg Multi-Jurisdictional Hazard Mitigation Plan
In 2005, The City of Charlotte, Mecklenburg County, and incorporated cities and towns of Mathews, Mint Hill, Pineville, Huntersville, Davidson, and Cornelius, participated in a planning effort that resulted in the development of a hazard mitigation plan covering each participating jurisdictions. This Plan received Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) approval in 2005. These Plans are designed to meet the federal regulations set forth by the Disaster Mitigation Act of 2000, which requires all local, county, tribal and state governments to develop a multi-hazard mitigation plan for their respective jurisdictions in order to be eligible to receive certain hazard mitigation and public assistance funds.
In October 2010, Charlotte Mecklenburg Emergency Management Office updated the original 2005 plan to incorporate changes, requirements, and modifications to the hazard mitigation act of 2000. This 2010 plan is located on this page to the left.
In the summer of 2014, the City of Charlotte, Mecklenburg County and the 6 Towns began the update process for the required 5 year update. Over the next 18 months, the Hazard Mitigation Plan will be updated once again to incorporate completed projects and changes in requirements.
Who is involved in the hazard mitigation planning?
Plan Update Process
AECOM was contracted in December 2009 to update the plan. process includes participation from each jurisdiction. The Hazard Mitigation Plan contains the following elements:
Two stakeholder meetings were held during the plan development process.
Public meetings were also held to encourage input from citizens during the draft stage of the plan development.
FOR MORE INFORMATION:
For more information or to submit comments and questions, email CharMeckEM@charlottenc.gov or call the Charlotte Mecklenburg Emergency Management Office at 704-336-2412 or the contact below:
Charlotte Mecklenburg Emergency Management Office
228 East 9th Street