City of Houston Hazard Mitigation Action Plan

Hazard Mitigation Action Plan

Setting the Direction for Reducing Risk in Houston

The City of Houston Hazard Mitigation Action Plan (HMAP) helps identify the needs within the City of Houston to reduce our community’s risk to natural hazards, such as hurricanes, drought, flooding, and severe storms. The HMAP is updated every five years by a team of subject matter experts within the City, with input from the community, and is approved by the Texas Division of Emergency Management.

2018 Hazard Mitigation Action Plan

The City of Houston updated our Hazard Mitigation Plan in 2018 using information that preceded the impacts from Hurricane Harvey.  As part of an ongoing commitment to ensuring the most relevant information is used in assessing & prioritizing projects that reduce Houston’s risks, public feedback was solicited.  A ‘Resilient Houston’ event was held in January 2018, as well as public meetings, to help Houstonians engage in the process.