Union County Updates Natural Hazard Mitigation Plan
Union County is currently in the process of updating the Union County Natural Hazard Mitigation Plan (NHMP). The plan allows the participating jurisdictions eligibility to apply for federal funding towards natural hazard mitigation projects. The local planning process included a wide range of representatives from city and county government, emergency management personnel, school districts, utility companies, public health, hospital, and special districts within the county.
A natural hazard mitigation plan provides goals, action items, and resources designed to reduce future natural disaster risk. Engaging in mitigation activities provides jurisdictions with a number of benefits, including reduced short and long-term recovery and reconstruction costs, as well as increased potential for state and federal funding for recovery and reconstruction projects.