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State of Ohio Hazard Mitigation Plan

The SOHMP contains information on natural hazards that could impact Ohio and the state's blueprint for reducing risk posed by those hazards. The highest priority hazards in Ohio include: riverine flooding, tornadoes, winter storms, landslides, dam/levee failure, wildfire, coastal flooding/seiche, earthquakes, coastal erosion, drought, severe summer storms, invasive species, and land subsidence. The plan identifies actions that the State of Ohio will undertake to help protect people and property from natural hazards and their effects.

According to the Disaster Mitigation Act of 2000, all states must have a natural hazard mitigation plan approved by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) in order to maintain eligibility for federal disaster assistance and mitigation funds. The State of Ohio Hazard Mitigation Plan was first approved by FEMA in 2005 and has been updated five times since the initial approval by FEMA. A recent change in federal regulations requires that the plan be updated and approved by FEMA every five years.



2019 State of Ohio Hazard Mitigation Plan Full Plan PDF
Table of Contents/List of Acronyms   PDF
Executive Summary   PDF
SECTION 1: Introduction
Section 1.1 - State Profile   PDF
Section 1.2 - Planning Process   PDF
Section 1.3 - Plan Integration   PDF
Section 1.4 - Plan Maintenance   PDF
Section 1.5 - Compliance   PDF
Section 1.6 - Assurances Promulgation   PDF
SECTION 2: Risk Analysis
Section 2.1 - Risk Analysis Overview and Summary   PDF
Section 2.2 - Flood   PDF
Section 2.3 - Tornado   PDF
Section 2.4 - Winter Storm   PDF
Section 2.5 - Landslide   PDF
Section 2.6 - Dam/Levee Failure   PDF
Section 2.7 - Wildfire   PDF
Section 2.8 - Seiche/Coastal Flooding   PDF
Section 2.9 - Earthquake   PDF
Section 2.10 - Coastal Erosion   PDF
Section 2.11 - Drought   PDF
Section 2.12 - Severe Summer Storms   PDF
Section 2.13 - Invasive Species   PDF
Section 2.14 - Land Subsidence   PDF
Section 2.15 - Future Potential Areas of Risk   PDF
SECTION 3: State Mitigation Strategy
Section 3.1 - State Hazard Mitigation Goals, Objectives & Actions   PDF
Section 3.2 - State Mitigation Action Plan Overview   PDF
Section 3.3 - State Capability Assessment   PDF
Section 3.4 - Mitigation Program Implementation Capability Assessment   PDF
Section 3.5 - Commitment to State Mitigation Program   PDF
SECTION 4: Local Mitigation Program Coordination
Section 4.1 - Local Capability Assessment Overview   PDF
Section 4.2 - Local Mitigation Planning Assistance   PDF
Section 4.3 - Local Mitigation Plan Integration Into State Plan   PDF
Section 4.4 - Prioritizing Local Mitigation Funding Assistance   PDF
Section 4.5 - Assessment of Mitigation Actions   PDF
Appendix A - State of Ohio Disaster History   PDF
Appendix B - Repetitive Loss Summary   PDF
Appendix C - State-Owned Buildings & Critical Facilities   PDF
Appendix D - Status of County/Local Mitigation Planning Efforts   PDF
Appendix E - 2014 Mitigation Action Plan Table   PDF
Appendix F - FEMA Mitigation Program Funding Summary   PDF
Appendix G - Disaster Mitigation Strategy and Administrative Plan   PDF
Appendix H - Ohio Hazard Identification & Risk Assessment   PDF