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Hazard Mitigation

The City of Charlotte, Mecklenburg County and surrounding towns hosted a series of meetings asking the public to identify the natural hazards that affect their communities the most. 

A public survey was also developed in order to allow for public comment about hazards threatening our community. Results were included in the final plans (2010 and 2015).

About the Hazard Mitigation Plan

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Emergency Management updated the County’s multi-jurisdictional Hazard Mitigation Plan (HMP) in 2015. The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) requires jurisdictions to have an HMP to be eligible for Hazard Mitigation assistance. The HMP must be updated every five (5) years to remain current.

The HMP is the foundation for a community's long-term strategy to reduce disaster loss and break the cycle of disaster damage, reconstruction, and repeat damage.  The plan update process allows jurisdictions to identify policies and actions that can be implemented over the long-term to reduce risk and future losses.

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