The H-GAC region is susceptible to a range of natural disasters like flooding, tornadoes, drought, and wildfires. Hazard mitigation is the use of long- and short-term strategies (such as planning, policy changes, programs, projects, and other activities) to reduce or alleviate the loss of life, personal injury, and property damage that can result from a disaster. While we cannot eliminate the threat of disasters, sound planning, collaboration, and preemptive action can help minimize their impacts.

FEMA requires every locality to maintain a hazard mitigation plan that examines the risk and impact of natural disasters and provides strategies for reducing impacts to people and property. A Hazard Mitigation Plan must be updated every 5 years to ensure relevancy and continued support from FEMA for its mitigation projects.

H-GAC has helped several counties develop or update their hazard mitigation plans, ensuring that participating communities are eligible for FEMA mitigation funding. H-GAC is committed to working with local governments to ensure that the region is as prepared as possible. Previous and current hazard mitigation work can be found below.

Hazard Mitigation Plans

Austin County (1)
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H-GAC, in partnership with Austin County and the participating jurisdictions of the City of Bellville, City of Brazos Country, City of Industry, City of San Felipe, City of Sealy, City of South Frydek, City of Wallis, Bellville ISD, Sealy ISD, and Brazos ISD are pleased to post the draft Austin County Hazard Mitigation Plan, 2024 Update for public review and comment.

You can download and review the draft plan here:
Austin County Hazard Mitigation Plan, 2024 Update
Austin County Hazard Mitigation Plan, 2024 Update, Appendix A-F

Please use this form to submit your comments regarding the draft plan to the Planning Team. Your interest and input to this planning process is appreciated!

HMP meeting announcements and materials can be found below:

Meeting #1- Kickoff, 3/22/2023 @ 1:30 PM
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Meeting #2- Risk and Capability Assessment, 4/26/2023 @ 1:30 PM
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Meeting #3- Public Outreach Strategy, 6/21/2023 @ 1:00 PM via Microsoft Teams
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Two public hearings were hosted on July 19th and July 20th from 6:00- 8:00 PM. The purpose of these public hearings is to provide a project overview from H-GAC and solicit feedback and information from stakeholders. Public input will help the project team to analyze potential hazards affecting residents and recommend possible actions to reduce their impact.
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Meeting #4- Our Mitigation Strategy (Goals, Actions and the Action Plan), 10/4/2023 @ 1 PM
This meeting has been moved to a completely virtual format (via Teams) due to the possibility of inclement weather.
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Meeting #4, Part II- Our Mitigation Strategy (Goals, Actions and the Action Plan), 10/25/2023 @ 1-3 PM
Join us for part II of our discussion on our mitigation strategy. This meeting will be hosted in-person at the Sealy Fire Department.
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Meeting #5- Plan Draft Review, 1/24/2024 @ 1-3 PM via Teams
Join us for a check-in regarding action items and reviewing sections of the drafted hazard mitigation plan update for Austin County.
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Brazoria County (1)
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Chambers County (1)
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City of Angleton
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H-GAC, in partnership with the City of Angleton's Office of Emergency Management, are pleased to post the draft City of Angleton Hazard Mitigation Plan for public review and comment.

You can download and review the draft plan here:
City of Angleton Hazard Mitigation Plan, 2024
City of Angleton Hazard Mitigation Plan, 2024, Appendix A-F

Please use this form to submit your comments regarding the draft plan to the Planning Team. Your interest and input to this planning process is appreciated!

Meeting announcements and materials can be found below:

Meeting #1- Kickoff, 3/16/2023
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Meeting #2- Risk and Capability Assessment, 4/20/2023
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Public Engagement Event- Brazoria County Hurricane Preparedness Expo, 6/17/2023
H-GAC Staff attended the Brazoria County Hurricane Preparedness Expo on June 17th, 2023 to solicit input on the City of Angleton's Hazard Mitigation Plan.

Hazard Mitigation Plan Public Meeting- 9/14/2023 from 6-8 PM in Angleton, TX
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The purpose of this public meeting is to provide a project overview from H-GAC staff, solicit feedback and information from stakeholders, and answer any questions. Public input will help the project team to analyze potential hazards affecting residents and recommend possible actions to reduce their impact.

Hazard Mitigation Plan Public Meeting (Facebook Live)- 10/11/2023 from 1-2 PM, Virtual
The purpose of this Facebook Live event is to provide a project overview from H-GAC staff, solicit feedback and information from stakeholders, and answer any questions.

Meeting #3- Our Mitigation Strategy (Goals, Actions and the Action Plan), TBA

Liberty County (1)
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H-GAC, in partnership with Liberty County, City of Ames, City of Cleveland, City of Daisetta, City of Dayton, City of Dayton Lakes, City of Devers, City of Hardin, City of Kenefick, City of Liberty, City of North Cleveland, City of Plum Grove, Liberty County WCID #1, and Liberty County WCID #5 is developing a Hazard Mitigation Plan for Liberty County, Texas.

Preparing a plan requires the engagement of local governments, stakeholders, and residents in the planning process. If you are a Liberty County stakeholder, please consider taking this brief survey, joining us at an upcoming meeting, or sharing these plan update efforts with other stakeholders.

Meeting announcements and materials can be found below:

Meeting #1- Kickoff, 3/27/2023
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Meeting #2- Risk and Capability Assessment, 4/24/2023
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Meeting #3- Public Outreach Strategy, 8/9/2023 @ 10:00 AM via Microsoft Teams
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There is a public meeting for the Liberty County Multijurisdictional Hazard Mitigation Plan Update scheduled for September 6th and 7th from 6:00- 8:00 PM. The purpose of these public meetings is to provide a project overview from H-GAC staff, solicit feedback and information from stakeholders, and answer any questions. Public input will help the project team to analyze potential hazards affecting Liberty County residents and recommend possible actions to reduce their impact.
Public Meeting Flyer

Public Meeting #1- September 6th, 2023, from 6-8 PM at the Cleveland Civic Center, 210 Peach Ave., Cleveland, TX, 77327

Public Meeting #2- September 7th, 2023, from 6-8 PM at the Dayton Community Center, 801 S Cleveland St., Dayton, TX, 77535
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Meeting #4- Our Mitigation Strategy (Goals, Actions and the Action Plan), November 13, 2023, from 10 AM-12 PM, at the Liberty County Office of Emergency Management
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Action Item Check-in, December 4, 2023, from 9:30 AM-10 AM, Virtual via Teams
Join us for a quick virtual meeting to check-in with participating jurisdictions regarding action item development.

Meeting #5- Plan Draft Review, 1/24/2024 @ 9:30-11:30 AM at the Liberty County Office of Emergency Management. Members of the public may attend via Teams
Join us as we review sections of the drafted hazard mitigation plan update for Liberty County, discuss action items and benefit cost analysis, and review next steps for the planning process.
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Montgomery County (1)
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Walker County (1)
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H-GAC, in partnership with Walker County, City of Huntsville, City of New Waverly, and City of Riverside is developing a Hazard Mitigation Plan for Walker County, Texas.

Preparing a plan requires the engagement of local governments, stakeholders, and residents in the planning process. If you are a Walker County stakeholder, please consider taking this brief survey, joining us at an upcoming meeting, or sharing these plan update efforts with other stakeholders.

Meeting announcements and materials can be found below:

Meeting #1- Kickoff, 3/23/2023
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Meeting #2- Risk and Capability Assessment, 4/17/2023
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Meeting #3- Public Engagement Event Planning, 6/20/2023 @ 2:00 PM via Microsoft Teams
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Public Engagement Event: Walker County Emergency Preparedness Fair
Emergency Preparedness Fair Flyer
August 19, 2023 from 10AM-2 PM at the Walker County Storm Shelter
445 TX-75, Huntsville, TX 77320

The Walker County Emergency Preparedness Fair will comprise of various exhibitor booths, raffles, free hot dogs, state and local partners, and many subject matter experts. Additionally, H-GAC staff will be available to give a Walker County Hazard Mitigation Plan Update project overview, and will be soliciting public input from stakeholders.

Meeting #4- Our Mitigation Strategy (Goals, Actions and the Action Plan), 11/15 @ 10 AM-12 PM at the Walker County Office of Emergency Management
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Waller County (1)
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