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State Hazard Mitigation Plan

The State of Idaho Hazard Mitigation Plan is being revised to update strategies, events, risk analyses, and actions.

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The Idaho State Hazard Mitigation Plan (the Plan) has been prepared by the Idaho Bureau of Homeland Security (BHS) to reduce disaster assistance costs and preserve disaster assistance eligibility for the State and the local governments within its borders. The Plan is the comprehensive, statewide mitigation planning effort conducted in Idaho. It identifies hazards and associated vulnerabilities within the State and provides a comprehensive statewide strategy to reduce future disaster losses through sound mitigation projects.

Specifically, the Plan:

  • Assesses statewide risk from hazards present in the State.
  • Establishes a Framework for statewide Mitigation Planning and Implementation.
  • Develops Opportunities for State, Regional, Tribal, and Local Mitigation Planning and Implementation.
  • Facilitates Integration of Mitigation into community development before disasters occur, and during disaster recovery.

The 2013 SHMP updated natural hazard events and risk analyses, as well as added human-caused hazards. Enhancements to the mitigation strategy goals, objectives, and actions reflect completed projects, future actions, and consideration of human-caused hazards. The Plan is organized by Hazard Unit so that users of this Plan may easily focus on specific matters in greater detail.

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