Hazard Mitigation is defined by the Federal Emergency
Management Agency (FEMA) as “sustained action taken to
reduce or eliminate long-term risk to people and property from
hazards and their effects”. The hazard mitigation planning
process involves the coordination of actions taken to reduce
injuries, deaths, property damage, economic losses, and
degradation of natural resources caused by natural and man-
made disasters. Hazard mitigation is considered one of four
phases in the emergency management cycle. Others include
emergency preparedness, emergency response, and recovery.
The Draft 2020 Luzerne County Hazard Mitigation Plan is now available for review and comment!
Visit the project website between May 1, 2020 and May 31, 2020 and take a look:
If you have 3 minutes, please take the Community Mitigation Survey.
Use the Comment Form to submit feedback and questions.