Hazard Mitigation Plan
The purpose of the Wake County Multi-Jurisdictional Hazard Mitigation Plan is to:
• Merge the existing Wake County, Town of Apex, Town of Cary, Town of Fuquay-Varina, Town of Garner, Town of Holly Springs, Town of Knightdale, Town of Morrisville, City of Raleigh, Town of Rolesville, Town of Wake Forest, Town of Wendell, and Town of Zebulon hazard mitigation plans into one multi-jurisdictional plan;
• Complete update of existing plans to demonstrate progress and reflect current conditions;
• Increase public awareness and education about the plan and the planning process;
• Maintain grant eligibility for participating jurisdictions; and • Maintain compliance with state and federal legislative requirements for local hazard mitigation plans.
The update to the Wake County Multi-Jurisdictional Hazard Mitigation Plan was developed in a joint and cooperative manner by members of a Hazard Mitigation Planning Committee (HMPC)which included representatives of County, City, and Town departments, federal and state agencies, citizens, and other stakeholders. This plan will ensure Wake County and its incorporated municipalities remain eligible for federal disaster assistance including the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP), Pre-Disaster Mitigation Program (PDM),and the Flood Mitigation Assistance Program (FMA).
The purpose of the Wake County Multi-Jurisdictional Hazard Mitigation Plan is to identify, assess, and mitigate hazard risk to better protect the people and property within Wake County from the effects of natural and human-caused hazards. This plan documents progress on existing hazard mitigation planning efforts, updates the previous plan to reflect current conditions in the County including relevant hazards and vulnerabilities, increases public education and awareness about the plan and planning process, maintains grant eligibility for participating jurisdictions, maintains compliance with state and federal requirements for local hazard mitigation plans, and identifies and outlines strategies the County and participating jurisdictions will use to decrease vulnerability and increase resiliency.