Mitigation involves Structural and Non-structural measures taken to limit the impact of disasters. Mitigation includes any activities that prevent an emergency, reduce the chance of an emergency happening, or reduce the damaging effects of unavoidable emergencies.
Marion County Multi-Jurisdictional Hazard Mitigation Plan Update
On August 3, 2021 Marion County began to update the All-Hazard Mitigation Plan. Existing All-Hazard Mitigation Plans must be updated every five years.
Marion County is collaborating with the Oregon Department of Land Conservation and Development (DLCD) to update the Multi-Jurisdictional Hazard Plan to cover all hazards.
The updates will ensure the county, cities, and special districts maintain eligibility to apply for disaster related grant funding through the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). The plan will be completed by August, 2022.
Why engage in hazard mitigation planning?
- To avoid disasters by reducing or eliminating long-term risk to people, property, and the environment from hazards.
- To increase safety and resilience by integrating hazard mitigation into local plans, programs, and policies.
- To maintain eligibility for disaster-related funding.
Marion County Multi-Jurisdictional Hazard Mitigation Plan Flyer
Oregon HMGP Handbook 2021
FEMA BRIC Building Code Activities
FEMA Mitigation Action Portfolio
FEMA Guide to Building Community Resilience with Nature-Based Solutions