2012 Oregon Natural Hazard Mitigation Plan
On February 2, 2012, FEMA Region X pre-approved the 2012 Oregon Natural Hazard Mitigation Plan as a Standard Mitigation Plan in accordance with the standards contained in 44 CFR 201.4. Governor Kitzhaber adopted the plan on March 5, 2012; FEMA Region X formally approved the plan later in the day on March 5, 2012. The 2012 Oregon Natural Hazard Mitigation Plan is the approved plan for the state.
Oregon Promulgation Letter (March 5, 2012)
FEMA Approval Letter (March 5, 2012)
The Oregon Natural Hazard Mitigation Plan demonstrates Oregon's commitment to reduce risks posed by natural hazards in our state. The plan presents a clear vision for hazard mitigation in Oregon and outlines a set of goals and actions to achieve that vision.
Floods, wildfires, landslides, earthquakes, tsunamis, windstorms, and other such events are naturally occurring processes that can disrupt the lives of Oregonians. State policy is to learn from past natural hazard events, and apply this understanding to reduce the threat to people, property, and resources without further negative impacts to the environment. In February 2002, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) published Interim Final Rule 44 CFR Part 201, which requires all states and communities to develop and maintain natural hazard mitigation plans in order to be eligible for certain hazard mitigation grant programs, and in the case of the states, to be eligible for certain categories of disaster assistance.
The State Interagency Hazard Mitigation Team (State IHMT), created in 1997, serves as the plan’s guiding organization: a source of expertise, implementation, and support. A list of the many individuals responsible for making this plan happen may be viewed here.
Table of Contents
Appendix 2-A: Regional Profiles and Hazard Assessments
Appendix 2-C: Threat and Hazards Identification and Risk Assessment (THIRA) Added December 2012
Coastal Erosion Chapter
Dust Storms Chapter
Landslides and Debris Flows Chapter
Volcanic Hazards Chapter
Winter Storms Chapter
Section 8: Appendices
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2012 Oregon NHMP (23.3 MB)