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. According to FEMA, each dollar spent on mitigation saves our community an average of four dollars after an event.
The City of McKinney is in the process of updating its local Hazard Mitigation Plan. Part of the update process includes review and approval from the Texas Department of Emergency Management (TDEM) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). This approval allows the city to be eligible for Hazard Mitigation Assistance (HMA) grant funding, including the Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP), Pre-Disaster Mitigation (PDM), and the Flood Mitigation Assistance program.