Bosque County Hazard Mitigation Action Plan
For more information, please contact the OEM at 254-435-2807.
Frequently Asked Questions
Hazard Mitigation planning is a proactive effort to identify actions that can be taken to reduce the dangers to life and property from natural hazard events.
The Federal Disaster Mitigation Act of 2000 requires that a community have an approved hazard mitigation plan in order to qualify for federal funding from the following grant programs. Some of the grant programs available include:
• Pre-Disaster Mitigation Competitive (PDM-C)
• Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP)
• Flood Mitigation Assistance (FMA)
A hazard mitigation plan assesses the community’s risks and vulnerabilities to natural hazard events such as flooding, hurricanes, winter storms, and earthquakes. Each jurisdiction uses statewide data and information obtained directly from the community to make this assessment.
The plan includes a set of goals related to the overall goal of hazard mitigation planning, an assessment of existing mitigation measures, and a set of new mitigation measures that will serve to advance the plan goals. The plan update will also look at implementation progress that has been made on mitigation measures from the previous plan.
Public participation is very important to the hazard mitigation planning process. Bosque County has developed a Public Comment Form to allow the public to provide input and comments to the hazards in their communities. The draft version of the plan is posted above for review and comment. Download and print the Public Comment Form below and return the form to 110 S. Main St, Meridian Texas 76665