The Office of Emergency Management (OEM) is coordinating with Dallas County Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Management (HSEM) on an update to the Dallas County Hazard Mitigation Action Plan (HazMAP). The purpose of this Plan Update is to reduce the vulnerability of people and property in the planning area to the impacts of hazards and to become eligible for mitigation funding programs from FEMA.
A Hazard Mitigation Planning Team comprised of representatives from Dallas County and jurisdictions within Dallas County is currently developing an update to the comprehensive Dallas County Multi-jurisdictional Hazard Mitigation Action Plan with a strategy to meet the FEMA requirements to provide updated hazard mitigation plans every 5 years in order to maintain eligibility for certain types of federal Hazard Mitigation Assistance Grants.
A of the key component of a hazard mitigation action plan update is public input throughout the planning process. Dallas County Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Management (HSEM) completed a 14 day Public Review and Comment for the Updated Dallas County Hazard Mitigation Action Plan (HazMAP) which ended in January 2014.
Dallas County Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Management, in conjunction with participating jurisdictions within Dallas County, completed a draft of the Updated Dallas County Multi-jurisdictional HazMAP.
A formal review process was completed by the Texas Division of Emergency Management Mitigation Section and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).