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State of Louisiana Hazard Mitigation Plan (SHMP)Approved by FEMA on April 2, 2014, the 2014 SHMP plan update continues to build on Louisiana's commitment to hazard mitigation. The State of Louisiana's vision was to produce a hazard mitigation plan that is an educational and easy to read for the average person. Valuable functions of the plan:
  • Demonstrates the State's commitment to reduce risks from natural hazards.
  • Documents Louisiana's progress in identifying risks and mitigating against the effects of natural and manmade disasters.
  • Serves as a reference document for local government officials as they develop local hazard mitigation plans.
  • Serves as a reference document to Louisiana citizens

Key Points Updated:
  • Capability Assessments
  • Funding Allocations of Past Events
  • State Historic Site Preservation Vulnerability Assessment
Click to view the full 2014 SHMP
Or download individual 2014 sections:
Table of contents
Section I:- Introduction
Section II:- Hazard Identification and Risk Assessment
Section III:- State Historical Properties Risk Assessment
Section IV:- Capability Assessment
Section V:- Mitigation Strategy
Section VI:- Mitgation in Action
Appendix A:- Planning Process
Appendix B:- Plan Maintenance
Appendix C:- Mapping Methodology
Appendix D:- Plan Adoption
Appendix E:- Endnotes

For comments or questions:
       Attention: Brenda Cooper
       Phone: (225) 267-2523

The State of Louisiana Hazard Mitigation Plan is vitally important to the continued success of the State’s Hazard Mitigation and Public Assistance programs. 

Again, your input and participation in this process is extremely important.
Thank you for your commitment to the State of Louisiana!   Helpful FEMA Resources

Best Practices Portfolio: Examples on how others have used mitigation techniques to reduce losses in homes,
businesses and in their community

Avoiding Hurricane Damage: A Checklist for Homeowners

Coastal Construction Manual: Principles and Practices of Planning, Siting, Designing, Constructing, and Maintaining Residential Buildings in Coastal Areas (3rd ed.)

Taking Shelter from the Storm: Building a Safe Room Inside Your House

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