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Local Hazard Mitigation Planning Fact Sheet

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Disasters can cause loss of life, damage buildings and infrastructure, and have devastating consequences for a community’s economic, social, and environmental well-being.  Hazard mitigation planning is the process used by state, local and tribal leaders to understand risks from natural hazards and develop long-term strategies to reduce the impacts of disasters on people, property, and the environment.   This fact sheet describes the local hazard mitigation planning process, the benefits of mitigation planning to the local community, examples of mitigation actions, and links to mitigation planning guidance, tools and training resources.