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AI- 8660   4. A. 4.    
Commissioners Court - Regular
Meeting Date: 08/09/2017  
Receive update and approve adoption of the Multi-Jurisdictional Hazard Mitigation Action Plan
Submitted By: Christopher Boyce, Emergency Management
Department: Emergency Management  

Receive an update and approve adoption of the Multi-Jurisdictional Hazard Mitigation Action Plan.
The purpose of this Multi-Jurisdictional HMAP is to identify risks and vulnerabilities and to formulate a plan of action to reduce damage and loss of life from natural disasters. Participating communities in this plan are: Nueces County, City of Agua Dulce, City of Bishop, City of Corpus Christi, City of Driscoll, City of Petronila, City of Port Aransas, City of Robstown, and the Corpus Christi Port Authority.

Local governments are required to develop a hazard mitigation plan as a condition for receiving hazard mitigation assistance grants. The benefits of a hazard mitigation action plan include reducing vulnerability to future hazards, saving lives and property, gaining disaster funding, maintaining economic stability and expediting the recovery period.
A planning committee was formed consisting of staff from all participating jurisdictions, including emergency management, planning, engineering, floodplain management and public works. Three meetings were conducted to get committee members input on the threats facing each jurisdiction and potential projects that could help reduce those threats. In addition, surveys were used to get input from the public and city departments.

The plan outlines the hazards identified by the committee and the public, analyzes the risk those hazards pose to each jurisdiction and lists strategies for mitigating the hazards.

The plan has received tentative approval through the Texas Division of Emergency Management and FEMA. To receive final approval and qualify for funding for projects listed in the plan, the jurisdiction(s) must adopt this plan and submit the complete adoption package to the state within 90 days. The adoption package must include a signed resolution from the governing board officially adopting the plan.


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Resolution adopting HMAP
Hazard Mitigation Plan

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