Natural hazards have the potential to cause property loss, loss of life, economic hardship, and threats to public health and safety. While an important aspect of emergency management deals with disaster recovery those actions that a community must take to repair damages and make itself whole in the wake of a natural disaster an equally important aspect of emergency management involves hazard mitigation. Hazard mitigation measures are efforts taken before a disaster happens to lessen the impact that future disasters of that type will have on people and property in the community. They are things you do today to be more protected in the future. Hazard mitigation actions taken in advance of a hazard event are essential to breaking the typical disaster cycle of damage, reconstruction, and repeated damage. With careful selection, hazard mitigation actions can be long-term, cost-effective means of reducing the risk of loss and help create a more disaster-resistant and sustainable community.

The following documents are available to view concerning Monmouth County’s Hazard Mitigation planning by clicking the appropriate link. Note that the Adobe Reader application is required to view the documents.

2015 (June) – MultiJurisdictional Natural Hazard Mitigation Plan (FEMA approved April, 2015):

The MultiJurisdictional Natural Hazard Mitigation Plan 2015 for Monmouth County is now available for review by clicking the first link below. Also the appendices to the plan are available by clicking the 2nd link below.