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FEMA/Hazard Mitigation Division

The Oklahoma State Enhanced Hazard Mitigation Plan was approved by Governor Henry and the Federal Emergency management Agency Region 6 office on February 6, 2005.  It was the third enhanced state hazard mitigation plan in the nation approved by FEMA following reviews by the state and federal hazard mitigation experts.

The Oklahoma State Enhanced Mitigation Plan provides policy guidance for hazard mitigation in the state of Oklahoma.  It identifies hazard mitigation goals, objectives, actions and initiatives for state government that will reduce injury and damage from natural hazards.  Agency annexes to the plan provide strategies for participating state agencies that will improve their resistance to the effects of a natural hazard-caused disaster.

Meeting the requirements of the regulations cited above keeps the state of Oklahoma as well as all eligible local jurisdictions an non-profit organizations that provide like-government services qualified to obtain disaster assistance including hazard mitigation grants available through the Robert T. Stafford disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act, P.L. 93-288, as amended.  The enhanced portion of the plan allows 5 percent leverage for pre-Disaster Mitigation applicants within the state.

Please contact SODA for questions or assistance concerning any aspect of your community or school developing an approved Hazard Mitigation Plan. 

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