Welcome to the project webpage for the Nobles County Hazard Mitigation Plan (HMP) Update. Please check back for updates and postings.
What is hazard mitigation? Hazard Mitigation is defined as any sustained action taken to reduce or eliminate the long-term risk to life and property from hazard events. It is an on-going process that occurs before, during, and after disasters and serves to break the cycle of damage and repair in hazardous areas.
Why do a Hazard Mitigation Plan? Mitigation plans form the foundation for effective hazard mitigation. A mitigation plan is a demonstration of the commitment to reduce risks from natural hazards and serves as a strategic guide for decision-makers as they commit resources. The planning process is as important as the plan itself.