City of Houston, Office of Emergency Management begins updating Hazard Mitigation Plan through workshops

The City of Houston, Office of Emergency Management is required to develop a Hazard Mitigation Plan as a condition for receiving certain types of non-emergency disaster grants and assistance. FEMA requires that the city’s Hazard Mitigation Plan be updated every five years, and the city has hired an outside agency to facilitate the update to our plan.

Hazard mitigation planning reduces the risk to people and property and reduces the cost of recovering from a disaster. Mitigation is the most effective when it’s based on a comprehensive, long-term plan, typically called the Hazard Mitigation Plan (HMP). This plan aims to identify the city’s major hazards, assess the vulnerability to those hazards, and take steps to reduce vulnerability.

The first step in this process is the planning process between city departments, county, state partners, non-government organizations, and private-sector partners that will take place the first week of November. The planning team will discuss the update, expected outcomes, and the timeline and requirements. HMP Kickoff Flyer 11.2.22

Registration closes on Thursday, October 27 by 4 p.m. If you have any additional questions, please call Deputy Emergency Management Coordinator, Vlad Ibarra by email at or by phone 832-370-1490.