State Hazard Mitigation Plan

Louisiana’s Hazard Mitigation Plan (SHMP) was approved by FEMA on March 27, 2019. The 2019 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 2019 SHMP are:

  • Updated Risk Assessment
  • Rep loss Strategy
  • CRS Strategy

Learn More

To learn more about the State Hazard Mitigation Plan (SHMP), click here to view the entire 2019 SHMP:
or download individual 2019 sections below:

Table of Contents

Section I:


Section II:

Hazard Identification and Statewide Risk Assessment

Section III:

Capability Assessment

Section IV:

Mitigation Strategy

Section V:

Mitgation in Action

Appendix A:

Technical Appendix A

Appendix B:

Technical Appendix B

Appendix C:

Appendix C is under construction and will be added later.

Appendix D:

Appendix D

Appendix E:

Appendix E

or contact the GOHSEP Hazard Mitigation Planning staff at (225) 267-2523.

The 2019 State Hazard Mitigation Plan was coordinated by the State Hazard Mitigation Planning Committee (SHMPC) in collaboration with faculty, staff, and students at Louisiana State University and University of New Orleans.

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2014 State Hazard Mitigation Plan click here.