Hazard Mitigation

Cost-effective and sustained action taken to reduce the long-term risk to human life, property, and infrastructure from hazards.

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Welcome to the 2019 Hazard Mitigation Plan! This website contains New York City’s web-based FEMA-mandated Hazard Mitigation Plan, the City’s plan for assessing hazards that pose a risk to its people and infrastructure, and strategies for reducing the impacts of emergency events.

The 2019 Hazard Mitigation Plan Website is packed with useful information! If you’re wondering where to start, here are some suggestions:

If you are…

New to hazard mitigation,
you may be interested in:
Hazard Specific Profiles


Want to learn about how hazards pose a risk to NYC? Click here to learn about the risk that 11 featured hazards have on New York City.

NYC Hazard Environment


Explore New York City’s natural, built, social, and future environment, and discover the key features that make the City vulnerable to hazards.

Mitigation Actions Map

Want to know more about what the city is doing mitigate the impacts of hazards? Click here to learn about where existing and completed projects are taking place in the city.

A City agency,
you may be interested in:
Hazard History & Consequence Tool


Wondering how many coastal storms have hit the city and what the impacts were? Click here to dig into the history of hazard events in New York City, and explore the resulting consequences.

Mitigation Actions Map

Wondering where the city is working to mitigate the impacts of hazards? Click here to learn about where existing and completed projects are taking place in the city.

Mitigation Strategy

Want to know about the projects your city agency is currently investing in? Check out the best practices and specific City-led strategies being used to manage risks from hazards.

A property owner,
you may be interested in:
Building Owner Mitigation Strategies


Looking for strategies to lessen the impacts of hazards on your property? Click here to get started mitigating hazards by investing in these long-term solutions your buildings.

Financial Resources



Looking for funding for a potential hazard mitigation project? Look through these funding opportunities.

A member of a community group,
you may be interested in:
Community Mitigation Strategies


Looking for strategies to lessen the impacts of hazards on your community? Click here to get started mitigating hazards by investing in these long-term solutions your community.

Community Mitigation Pilot Project


Wondering what a community specific Hazard Mitigation Plan looks like? Check out the pilot project for a community specific Hazard Mitigation Plan for Gowanus, Brooklyn.

Mitigation Actions Map

Want to learn more about what the city is doing to mitigate risk in your neighborhood? Click here to learn about where existing and completed projects are taking place in the city.