The Local Mitigation Strategy is a document that identifies potential hazards that may strike Hillsborough County and the cities of Tampa, Temple Terrace, and Plant City. Additionally, the strategy includes an assessment of the areas vulnerable to various hazards, and identifies possible actions that can mitigate potential damage in the future.
The Local Mitigation Strategy includes the county's Floodplain Management Plan and the county's Community Wildfire Protection Plan.
The County is required by the state to maintain a Local Mitigation Strategy in order to receive pre-disaster mitigation grant funds. The current Local Mitigation Strategy was updated and approved by the Board of County Commissioners.
Public input is a key part of the process. Residents are asked to comment on any project currently listed in the plan and suggest other projects not currently being considered. Residents and community stakeholders also are invited to attend Local Mitigation Strategy Working Group meetings and become involved. Contact Hazard Mitigation staff for more information by calling (813) 307-4541.