State Hazard Mitigation Plan

Review and Public Input

State Hazard Mitigation Plan - Cover North Carolina is preparing to update its Statewide Hazard Mitigation Plan – and needs your input!  The plan analyzes natural hazard risks and impacts to our state’s people and property, and identifies goals and measures to reduce the long-term impacts of those hazards.

Participation in this planning activity ensures the state’s eligibility for federal disaster relief and natural hazards mitigation funding programs. The mitigation plan is the demonstration of the state’s commitment to reduce risks from natural hazards and serves as a guide for decision makers as they commit resources to reducing the impacts of natural hazards on the state.

Federal guidance requires that the State Hazard Mitigation Plan be reviewed annually and updated every five years to reflect both impacts of hazards on the state and progress toward established goals and mitigation measures. The currently approved and adopted plan expires on April 24, 2023 and a draft update is due for FEMA review no later than October 24, 2022 (six months prior to expiration).

The North Carolina Division of Emergency Management begins the update process May 11, 2021 and hereby requests public review, input and comment on the current plan to help inform the update.

Review the State Hazard Mitigation Plan

Comments can be provided to State Hazard Mitigation Officer Steve McGugan using the form below.  Public comments will be accepted through Oct. 31, 2021.