Mitigation Planning

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.

The 2020 Harris County All Hazard Mitigation Plan was submitted to the Texas Division of Emergency Management in February 2020. Upon approval, it was submitted to the Federal Emergency Management Agency who granted approval pending adoption on April 21, 2020. Harris County and the signatory jurisdictions are now working to adopt the plan. The documents linked below are the final versions of the plan.