Clark County, in cooperation with the cities of Boulder City, Henderson, Las Vegas, North Las Vegas, Mesquite, the Las Vegas Band of Paiutes and the Moapa Band of Paiutes, and the Clark County School District (CCSD) and the Clark County Water Reclamation District (CCWRD), has conducted a countywide effort to re-assess risks posed by natural, technological and human-caused disasters and identify ways to mitigate those risks.
Hazard Mitigation planning is important to a community because it lowers risks associated with disasters," said Clark County Deputy Fire Chief John Steinbeck, who oversees the County's Office of Emergency Management. "Lower risks can result in reduced costs for homeowner's insurance and flood insurance, for example. Maintaining this plan also helps us to be eligible for project funds for mitigation projects."
The planning process will result in the update of the Hazard Mitigation Plan (HMP). The County developed its first HMP in 2007, updated the plan in 2012, and is in the process of completing the current update. An up-to-date plan is required under the Federal Disaster Mitigation Act of 2000 in order to be eligible to continue to receive certain forms of non-emergency disaster assistance.
The County's 2012 HMP draft can be found at: http://www.clarkcountynv.gov/fire/oem/Documents/2012-10_FINAL_Clark_HMP_Oct_.pdf#search=Hazard%20Mitigation. A draft of the 2018 plan is expected to be posted in February for review.
To learn more about the 2018 HMP update process, please contact the Office of Emergency Management via email at OEM@ClarkCountyNV.gov or phone at (702) 455-5710.