Craighead County Mitigation Plan
Hazard Mitigation Assistance
The purpose of mitigation planning is to identify policies and actions that can be implemented over
the long term to reduce risk and future losses. Mitigation Plans form the foundation for a
community's long-term strategy to reduce disaster losses and break the cycle of disaster damage,
reconstruction, and repeated damage. The planning process is as important as the plan itself. It
creates a framework for risk-based decision making to reduce damages to lives, property, and the
economy from future disasters.
Hazard mitigation is sustained action taken to reduce or eliminate long-term risk to people and their property from hazards.
State, Indian Tribal, and local governments are required to develop a hazard mitigation plan as a condition for receiving certain types of non-
emergency disaster assistance. Please visit the Hazard Mitigation Assistance page for more information on the specific plan requirements for
the various mitigation grant programs, as well as FEMA funds available for mitigation plan development and mitigation projects.
The Craighead County Mitigation Plan has expired, we are in the process of aquiring grant funding to assist in the writing of a new plan.
As we move foward we need input from local government, private industry, media and most important the public. As public meetings are
planned we will place notices here and in the media.
If you are interested in participating in the planning process, click on the (Have a Question?) and let us know.
Identifying cost effective actions for risk reduction that are agreed upon by stakeholders and the public
Focusing resources on the greatest risks and vulnerabilities
Building partnerships by involving people, organizations, and businesses
Increasing education and awareness of hazards and risk
Communicating priorities to state and federal officials
Aligning risk reduction with other community objectives