One of the Most Effective Tools a Community can use to Reduce Hazard Vulnerability is to Develop and Maintain a Local Hazard Mitigation Plan.
Harris County is vulnerable to a wide range of natural hazards including flooding, tornadoes, tropical storms, and hurricanes. These hazards threaten the safety of residents and have the potential to damage property, disrupt the local economy, and impact the quality of life of residents of Harris County. While we cannot eliminate natural hazards, there is much we can do to lessen their potential impact upon our community and residents. We are required to file a new plan every five years.
Throughout 2019, the Harris County Office of Homeland Security & Emergency Management will be working with our jurisdictional partners as well as others in the public and private sector to produce the 2020 edition of the Harris County All Hazard Mitigation Plan. The information on this website is intended as a reference for our mitigation planning partners as well as the public.