Multi-Hazard Mitigation Plan
The Maui Multi-Hazard Mitigation Plan is a master plan for the County that identifies the hazards and risks posed by natural and technological disasters, identifies hazard mitigation actions and activities to reduce losses from such disasters, and establishes priorities and a long-term sustained process to implement those actions.
This plan focuses on mitigating hazards to critical facilities and special populations or areas. Critical facilities include those public and private facilities that need to be operational during and after a hazard event to meet public health and safety needs, or to speed economic recovery.
Multi-Hazard Mitigation Plan Update
The goal of the Hazard Mitigation Plan (HMP) is to save lives and property through the reduction of hazard vulnerability for the community. During the course of the update planning project, local leaders and the community will work in tandem to identify risks, assess capabilities, and formulate a strategy to reduce disaster vulnerability.
An HMP demonstrates County commitment to reduce risks from natural hazards and serve as a guide for decision makers as they commit resources to minimize the effects of hazards. The HMP is the blueprint for reducing the County’s vulnerability to disasters and hazards. The HMP is intended to integrate with County planning mechanisms already in place, such as building and zoning regulations, environmental planning, and long-range planning mechanisms. The planning process includes conducting a thorough hazard vulnerability analysis (HVA), creating community disaster mitigation priorities, and creating subsequent mitigation actions and projects for Maui County.
By participating in the planning process, the County will be eligible to apply for, and receive, grant funding from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to reduce the vulnerability of residents within the community. Reducing the vulnerability to disasters helps to break the cycle of disasters and ensures a sustainable future for the next generation. After receiving FEMA approval of the HMP, the County is eligible to receive grants from the following grant funding sources when/if they are needed:
- Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP)
- Pre-disaster Mitigation Program (PDM)
- Flood Mitigation Assistance Program (FMA)
If you would like more information regarding how to get involved in the project, please contact Anna Foust, Emergency Management Officer, at
The Hazard Mitigation Steering Committee invites your participation by taking a Public Awareness survey that will help in providing information to update the Plan. We would like to find out more about your understanding of natural hazards and what you recommend we consider in preparing for disasters. Your answers will help us measure how much you already know about disaster-related issues and will help us identify areas where we need to improve. Please click here to take the survey.
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