Hazard Mitigation Plan

The Hazard Mitigation Plan sets the stage for Prince George’s County, the City of Laurel, and the other incorporated municipalities to continue to address long-term disaster resistance through identification of actions that will, over time, continue to reduce the exposure of people and property to natural hazards.

Since the adoption of the 2010 Prince George’s County and City of Laurel Hazard Mitigation Plan, several flood-related action items have been undertaken. A summary of mitigation actions which the County has taken to address flood hazards is provided in the status report entitled Status of High Priority Mitigation Actions to Address Flood Hazards – Annual Evaluation Report. A link to this report is provided below.

The status report outlines the County’s activities, accomplishments and progress on those action items, which are related to flood management, in the Hazard Mitigation Plan. The six flood-related action areas that are reviewed include:

  • Partnering with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE) to update the flood hazard mapping;

  • Conducting flood audits of selected buildings;
  • Assessing the Anacostia River levee improvements;
  • Developing protection measures for sites with hazardous materials and/or pollutants in flood hazard areas;
  • Expanding flood warning notifications
  • Coordinating the Building Code and Floodplain Ordinance