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 City of McKinney has received approval from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (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.