Operational Area Hazard Mitigation Program
Hazard mitigation is any sustainable action that reduces or eliminates long-term risk to people and property from future disasters. Mitigation planning breaks the cycle of disaster damage, reconstruction, and repeated damage. Hazard mitigation includes long-term solutions that reduce the impact of disasters in the future. The Santa Clara County Hazard Mitigation Program has four goals:
- Reduce the vulnerability of communities to disasters and their effects
- Promote individual and community safety and their ability to adapt to changing conditions to withstand and rapidly recover from disruptions due to emergencies
- Promote community vitality after a disaster
- Lesson response and recovery resource requirements after a disaster
The mitigation program uses a three-pronged approach to engage County departments and jurisdictions within the Operational Area and accomplish the mitigation program goals.
Multi-Jurisdictional Hazard Mitigation Plan (MJHMP)
Build partnerships between communities that face common hazard risks, leading to shared solutions.
Hazard Mitigation Grants
Provide funding for mitigation activities that reduce disaster losses, and protect life and property from future disaster damages.
For more information on hazard mitigation planning or projects, please contact:
Parastou Najaf, PhD
Operational Area Hazard Mitigation Program Manager
Santa Clara County Office of Emergency Management