This State Enhanced Hazard Mitigation Plan is the official statement of Nevada’s statewide hazard mitigation goals, strategies, and priorities. Hazard mitigation can be defined as any action taken to reduce or eliminate long-term risk to life and property from natural and human-caused disasters.
The most important parts of the plan are contained in Sections Three and Section Four. Section Three contains the five elements of the Risk Assessment process:
- Identifying and screening the hazards faced by the State
- Profiling those hazards
- Identifying the assets at risk
- Assessing the vulnerabilities
- Analyzing potential losses due to the major hazards in the state