Hazard Mitigation and Disaster Response

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The Guilford County Multi-Jurisdictional Hazard Mitigation Plan identifies potential local hazards and actions necessary to reduce property damage and personal injury in the cases of natural or man-made disasters such as floods, tornadoes, and ice storms. The plan is a requirement for eligibility to receive state and federal funds for mitigation projects and post-disaster clean up and relief. This plan requirement places importance on the evaluation of potential risks and implementation of measures to prevent or minimize impacts from potentially disastrous events.

Guilford County Emergency Management (GCEM) works countywide and with the towns in local emergencies. GCEM urges residents and employees in Guilford County to register for Ready Guilford, an emergency notification service.  A disaster period can vary from one-hour to days or even weeks. Everyone should be prepared to survive on their own for at least one week following an event. Emergency Services is responsible for planning countywide multi-agency response in the four phases of a disaster – mitigation, preparedness, response and recovery.  Check  http://www.ready.gov/ for a host of information about disaster mitigation and response as well as preparedness measures that you and your family can take BEFORE disaster strikes!

You can download the latest Multi-Jurisdictional Hazard Mitigation Plan below: