Hazard Mitigation Plans

The Disaster Mitigation Act of 2000 requires state, tribal, county, and local governments to have an approved and adopted mitigation plan to be eligible for Federal disaster and non-disaster grant programs including BRIC, HMGP, and FMA. Developing a robust hazard mitigation strategy helps communities prepare for and more easily rebound following a natural disaster. Identification of mitigation goals and measures in the plan is a primary eligibility requirement for access to various state and federal funding programs.  Federal Code requires that these plans be updated, approved and adopted every five years.  North Carolina is now in the fifth update of these local mitigation plans. What began as a collection of 163 single jurisdiction plans has evolved into 30 regional multi-jurisdictional hazard mitigation plans. Required updates are managed and funded by NCEM through grant funding at no cost to local governments.

The update process includes a thorough community-level review of natural hazard risks and potential impacts, capabilities, and a review and updating of mitigation goals and actions established in previous plan editions.

The map below includes links to each of the plans as does the dropdown menus below the map, which are divided by region and include a chart of each county and their associated plan. The University of North Carolina system plans are also listed in the drop menus.

Regional Mitigation Plans

Eastern Branch

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Plan

County

Expiration Date

Albemarle Regional Plan Camden Hertford June 17, 2025
Chowan Pasquotank
Gates Perquimans
Bladen, Columbus, Robeson Regional Plan Bladen Robeson October 6, 2025
Columbus
Cumberland, Hoke Regional Plan Cumberland Hoke Coming Soon
Neuse River Regional Plan Greene Pitt September 17, 2025
Jones Wayne
Lenoir
Northeastern Regional Plan Bertie Hyde Coming Soon
Martin Tyrrell
Washington
Outer Banks Regional Plan Currituck Dare June 9, 2025
Pamlico Sound Regional Plan Beaufort Craven June 15, 2025
Carteret Pamlico
Sampson Duplin Regional Plan Duplin Sampson Coming Soon
Southeast Regional Plan Brunswick New Hanover Coming Soon
Onslow Pender

Plan:

Counties:

  • Camden
  • Chown
  • Gates
  • Hertford
  • Pasquotank
  • Perquimans

Plan:

Counties:

  • Cumberland
  • Hoke

Plan:

Counties:

  • Greene
  • Jones
  • Lenoir
  • Pitt
  • Wayne

Plan:

Counties:

  • Bertie
  • Hyde
  • Martin
  • Tyrrell
  • Washington

Plan:

Counties:

  • Currituck
  • Dare

Plan:

Counties:

  • Beaufort
  • Carteret
  • Craven
  • Pamlico

Plan:

Counties Covered:

  • Onslow
  • Brunswick
  • New Hanover
  • Pender

 

Central Branch

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Plan

County

Expiration Date

Cape Fear Regional Plan Chatham Harnett Coming Soon
Johnston Lee
Moore
Davidson, Randolph Regional Plan Davidson Randolph October 29, 2025
Eno Haw Regional Plan Person Durham September 21, 2025
Alamance Orange
Guilford County MJ Plan Guilford Coming Soon
Halifax, Northampton Regional Plan Halifax Northampton Coming Soon
Nash, Edgecombe, Wilson Regional Plan Edgecombe Wilson November 5, 2025
Nash
Northern Piedmont Regional Plan Caswell Stokes September 30, 2025
Davie Surry
Forsyth Yadkin
Rockingham
Pee Dee Lumber Regional Plan Anson Montgomery Coming Soon
Richmond Scotland
Wake County MJ Plan Wake December 2, 2024

Plan:

Counties:

  • Alamance
  • Durham
  • Orange
  • Person

Plan: 

County:

  • Guilford

 

Plan:

Counties:

  • Edgecombe
  • Nash
  • Wilson

Plan:

Counties:

  • Caswell
  • Davie
  • Forsyth
  • Rockingham
  • Stokes
  • Surry
  • Yadkin

Plan:

Counties:

  • Anson
  • Montgomery
  • Richmond
  • Scotland

Plan:

Counties:

  • Franklin
  • Granville
  • Vance
  • Warren

Western Branch

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Plan

County

Expiration Date

Buncombe, Madison Regional Plan Buncombe Madison Coming Soon
Cabarrus, Stanly, Union Regional Plan Cabarrus Union June 16, 2025
Stanly  
Clay, Macon Regional Plan Clay Macon Coming Soon
Cleveland, Gaston, Lincoln Regional Plan Cleveland Gaston May 28, 2025
Lincoln
High Country Regional Plan Alleghany Ashe Coming Soon
Watauga Wilkes
Iredell, Rowan Regional Plan Iredell Rowan July 23, 2025
Mecklenburg County MJ Plan Mecklenburg November 22, 2025
Smokey Mountain Regional Plan Cherokee Eastern Band of Cherokee Coming Soon
Graham Haywood
Jackson Swain
South Mountain Regional Plan Henderson Rutherford July 19, 2025
Polk Transylvania
Toe River Regional Plan Avery McDowell Coming Soon
Mitchell Yancey
Unifour Regional Plan Alexander Caldwell March 26, 2025
Burke Catawba

Plan:

Counties:

  • Buncombe
  • Madison

Plan:

Counties:

  • Cabarrus
  • Stanly
  • Union

Plan:

Counties:

  • Clay
  • Macon

Plan:

Counties:

  • Clevland
  • Gaston
  • Lincoln

Plan:

Counties:

  • Alleghany
  • Ashe
  • Watauga
  • Wilkes

 

Plan:

Counties:

  • Iredell
  • Rowan

Plan:

County:

  • Mecklenburg

Plan:

Counties:

  • Cherokee
  • Eastern Band of Cherokee
  • Graham
  • Haywood
  • Jackson
  • Swain

Plan:

Counties:

  • Henderson
  • Polk
  • Rutherford
  • Transylvania

Plan:

Counties:

  • Avery
  • McDowell
  • Mitchell
  • Yancey

Plan:

Counties:

  • Alexander
  • Burke
  • Caldwell
  • Catawba

University of North Carolina System

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Plan:

UNC System Eastern Campuses Regional Hazard Mitigation Plan

Expiration Date: 

July 15, 2026

Colleges:

  • UNC Chapel Hill
  • Elizabeth City State University
  • East Carolina University
  • Fayetteville State University
  • North Carolina Central University
  • NC School of Science and Math
  • North Carolina State University
  • UNC Pembroke
  • UNC Wilmington

Plan:

UNC Western Campuses Hazard Mitigation Plan

Expiration Date:

September 1, 2026

Colleges:

  • UNC Charlotte
  • Appalachian State University
  • North Carolina A&T University
  • UNC Asheville
  • UNC Greensboro
  • UNC School of the Arts
  • Western Carolina University
  • Winston-Salem State University