The approach to the emergency management cycle in Pennsylvania has evolved considerably over the last several years. A renewed emphasis has been placed on planning for disasters before they occur as a complement to effective response and recovery. As a result, hazard mitigation planning has gained increasing prominence as a critical part of emergency management. Through sustained action to reduce or eliminate the long-term risk to human life and property, risks can be combated in a systematic and proactive manner.

Hazard Mitigation Planning