What is a Local Hazard Mitigation Plan?
A Local Hazard mitigation Plan is prepared by local governments in response to the Disaster Mitigation Act of 2000 (Public Law 106-390). These plans act as a key way to federal funding afforded under the Robert T. Stafford Act. These plans meet statutory requirements that include:

- Organizing resources
- Assessing Risk
- Engaging the public
- Identifying Goals and Objectives
- Identifying actions
- Developing plan maintenance and implementation strategies

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1. What is the Disaster Mitigation Act of 2000?
2. What is a Local Hazard Mitigation Plan?
3. What is meant by "mitigation"?
4. Who was involved?
5. What is a Steering Committee?
6. What hazards does it address?
7. Will Global Warming or Climate Change be addressed in the Multi-Hazard Mitigation Plan?
8. Does the State of Washington have a State Multi-Hazard Mitigation Plan?
9. How does it affect me?
10. How will it affect my community?
11. What is the Community Rating System?
12. What if my jurisdiction isn’t a part of the Multi-jurisdictional Hazard Mitigation planning process?
13. Did it cost anything to produce this plan?
14. Where are the hazards in my area?
15. Who can I contact for questions?