The purpose of hazard mitigation is to reduce or eliminate long-term risks to people and property from natural hazards. The City of Boulder has developed a Multi-Hazard Mitigation Plan to help make the city and its residents less vulnerable to future natural hazard events.
The original Multi-Hazard Mitigation Plan was approved by City Council on Aug. 19, 2008. The plan has been reviewed on an annual basis. Keeping the plan current helps the city to be better prepared for natural hazards, provides the opportunity to apply for federal grants and allows property owners to be eligible to receive discounted flood insurance premiums through the National Flood Insurance Program's (NFIP) Community Rating System (CRS).
The goals for the 2018 update included increasing community awareness, reducing vulnerability of people, property and environment to natural hazards, and reducing the impact of natural hazards on our community.