Mitigation is a critical function of emergency management. Mitigation efforts include activities that prevent or reduce disaster impacts and eliminate potential risks. These actions are in place before an event occurs.
The McKinney City Council adopted McKinney’s Hazard Mitigation Plan (HMP) on March 17, 2015. After adoption, the HMP was sent to the Texas Division of Emergency Management (TDEM) and forwarded to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) for final approval.
On April 15, 2015, the City of McKinney received approval from FEMA for its local Hazard Mitigation Plan. This approval allows the City to be eligible for Unified Hazard Mitigation Grant funding, including the Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP), Pre-Disaster Mitigation (PDM), and the Flood Mitigation Assistance program. According to FEMA, each dollar spent on mitigation saves our community an average of four dollars after an event.