Louisiana’s Hazard Mitigation Plan (SHMP) was approved by FEMA on April 2, 2014. The 2014 SHMP update to the previous State Plan continues to build on Louisiana's commitment creating stronger, more resilient communities through hazard mitigation activities. The State of Louisiana's vision was to produce a hazard mitigation plan that is informative, educational and easy to read.
Valuable functions of the plan:
- Demonstrates the State's commitment to reduce risks from natural hazards.
- Documents Louisiana's progress in identifying risks and mitigating against the effects of natural disasters.
- Serves as a reference document for local government officials as they develop local hazard mitigation plans.
- Serves as a reference document to Louisiana citizens
As a requirement of the Disaster Mitigation Act of 2000 (DMA 2000), the State of Louisiana in order to receive federal funds for the following disaster assistance grant programs: Public Assistance (PA)--Category C through G, Fire Management Assistance Grant (FMAG), Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP), Pre Disaster Mitigation (PDM) and Flood Mitigation Assistance (FMA) must have an all hazard mitigation plan in place. Louisiana continues to fulfill this requirement by our SHMP in place.
Key Highlights of the 2014 SHMP are:
- State historic preservation risk assessment
- Funding allocation of past events
- Mitigation in Action
- Mapping Methodology