The Mitigation Branch develops and maintains a comprehensive state and local mitigation planning program, which includes:
A hazard mitigation plan is a strategic/guidance document used by an entity to reduce future risk to life and property. A hazard mitigation plan has the following elements:
Currently, Ohio is a national leader in LHMP development. All 88 counties have developed FEMA approved LHMPs. LHMPs are required to be updated every five years in order to maintain eligibility for FEMA Hazard Mitigation Assistance grant programs. For information on which communities are covered under a county LHMP, please click on Local Hazard Mitigation Plan (LHMP) Status Map.