Hazard Mitigation is a critical function of emergency management. Mitigation efforts include activities that prevent or reduce disaster impacts and eliminate potential risks. The Hazard Mitigation Plan identifies and assesses the risk posed by natural hazards that impact the City of McKinney. In addition, the Plan identifies mitigation actions. On average, natural hazard mitigation actions taken before an event occurs saves $6 for every $1 spent.
The Hazard Mitigation Plan was updated, approved, and adopted as of October 2021. The Plan is updated every five years and includes review and approval from the Texas Department of Emergency Management (TDEM) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). Approval allows the city to be eligible for Hazard Mitigation Assistance (HMA) grant funding, including the Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP), Building Resilient Infrastructure and Communities (BRIC), and the Flood Mitigation Assistance (FMA) program.
The public is invited to provide comments on the 2021 Hazard Mitigation Plan. Public participation and feedback are a vital part of the hazard mitigation planning process. The Hazard Mitigation Steering Committee convenes annually to review any comments, to ensure that projects are on track and reevaluate mitigation goals, objectives, and action steps.