Natural Hazards Mitigation Plan

Clackamas County's 2024 Multi-jurisdictional Natural Hazards Mitigation Plan helps the county plan for actions that can lessen the impact of disasters on communities and reduce their post-disaster recovery timeframe. The plan allows the county to identify risks and community vulnerabilities associated with natural disasters in order to develop long-term and short-term strategies for protecting people and property. In addition to being a proactive step in reducing risks, having a plan is a condition for receiving certain types of mitigation-related funding from FEMA, the Federal Emergency Management Agency. The funding can help with a variety of projects to mitigate risks and reduce vulnerabilities, for example, retrofitting roads, bridges, culverts, and other structures to prevent damage from earthquakes, winter storms, or flooding.

The 2024 plan update includes the following changes:

  • Update hazard-related information and data for improved characterizations of evolving hazards, such as drought, extreme heat and other climate change-related impacts.
  • Improve the risk assessment section through an enhanced vulnerability assessment of community assets and infrastructure.
  • Better integrate NHMP information in related county plans and planning documents.
  • Provide mitigation and NHMP-related information in more accessible methods to the public, including improved educational resources and outreach activities
  • North Clackamas Urban Watersheds Council
  • Greater Oregon City Watershed Council