All Hazard Mitigation Plan

The Countywide All-Hazard Mitigation Plan was updated in 2014. Local jurisdictions are required to have a Mitigation Plan and update the Plan every 5 years in order to remain eligible for pre-disaster and post-disaster mitigation grant programs.  The next update will begin in 2018.

What is hazard mitigation?

Hazard mitigation is any cost-effective and sustained action taken to reduce or eliminate the long-term risk to human life or property from natural, technological, and human-caused hazards.

What is the purpose of hazard mitigation planning?
The purpose of All-Hazard Mitigation Planning is to:
What is the benefit of hazard mitigation planning?
The benefits include:
What laws govern the hazard mitigation planning process?
State, Indian Tribal, and local governments are required to develop a hazard mitigation plan as a condition for receiving certain types of non-emergency disaster assistance, including funding for mitigation projects. The Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act (Public Law 93-288), as amended by the Disaster Mitigation Act of 2000, provides the legal basis for State, local, and Indian Tribal governments to undertake a risk-based approach to reducing risks from natural hazards through mitigation planning.


What are the top hazards to Clermont County?

1.     Flooding 6. Dam Failure
2.     Severe Storms 7. Invasive Species
3.     Tornadoes 8. Utility Failure
4.     Landslides 9. Drought
5.     Hazardous Materials Accident 10. Earthquake


What mitigation actions were identified in the Plan?

Mitigation Actions
  • Place signage at high water locations
  • Public Education on high risk areas
  • Acquisition or flood proofing repetitive loss properties
Severe Storms
  • Public Outreach through social media
  • Identify back-up power capabilities including fuel priorities
  • Develop a tiered shelter list
    • Temporary Safe Locations
    • Short-Term Reception Sites (Food, Charging, Showers)
    • Overnight Shelters
  • Maintain and replace outdoor warning sirens
  • Identify temporary storm safe locations
  • Develop a multi-layered notification system
  • Develop standards and regulations for development in landslide prone areas
  • Create Memorandums of Understanding between Public Works and Road Departments
Hazardous Materials Accidents
  • Perform Commodity Flow Study
  • Continue annual exercises with LEPC
  • Public outreach / education regarding disposal of household hazardous materials
Dam Failure
  • Encourage development of Emergency Action Plans
  • Public outreach / education regarding downstream risks
Invasive Species
  • Public outreach / education on preventing the spread of invasive species including emerald ash borer and Asian long-horn beetle.
Utility Failure
  • Create and maintain a power restoration priority plan
  • Tree trimming along township roads
  • Coordinate with Fire Service Alliance for outreach
  • Develop map of sensitive populations with regard to wild fires
  • Continue to promote dry hydrants
  • Preparedness Education and Public Outreach