Alaska State Hazard Mitigation Plan
The State Hazard Mitigation Plan is designed to reduce Alaska's vulnerability to disasters. Mitigation before disaster strikes is essential, as hazards in Alaska can not be eliminated. There will always be the potential for an earthquake or flooding. However, the amount of damage and destruction caused by these hazard events can be limited through mitigation. A long-term commitment to hazard mitigation, through the development and adoption of this plan, will make Alaska a safer place for Alaskan's to live and work.
The Alaska State Hazard Mitigation Plan was originally approved by FEMA in March of 2002 meeting the criteria of the Disaster Mitigation Act of 2000 and 44 CFR parts 210 and 206. The Plan is formally updated every three years by DHS&EM through consultation with the State Hazard Mitigation Advisory Committee. The current 2010 Plan is linked below. For more information, please contact Brent Nichols, the State Hazard Mitigation Officer.