The Jefferson County Emergency Management Agency coordinates with local governments and partner agencies to develop a countywide Comprehensive Emergency Management Plan (CEMP). As its name suggests, the plan is comprehensive – it examines a multitude of hazards the county may face, the county’s capabilities, and ways to mitigate, prepare, respond and recover from those hazards. The CEMP constitutes an important part of the county’s emergency management program.
One part of the CEMP is the Jefferson County Hazard Mitigation Plan (HMP). The HMP is a multi-jurisdictional plan which outlines sustained actions taken to reduce or eliminate long-term risk to people and their property from natural hazards. The plan identifies risks and vulnerabilities associated with natural disasters, and develops long-term strategies for protecting people and property from future hazard events. All interested parties are encouraged to review and comment on the 2014 HMP Update. Please email your comments to firstname.lastname@example.org so they can be included in the next HMP update.
The 2014 HMP Update has been approved by the Alabama Emergency Management Agency (AEMA) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). This plan covers jurisdictions in Jefferson County who participated in the planning process for the 2014 HMP Update.
Hazard Mitigation Plan