Matanuska-Susitna Borough

Plans > MSB Hazard Mitigation Plan

This is the Matanuska Susitna Borough adopted Hazard Mitigation Plan from 2013.

The Matanuska-Susitna Borough is in the process of updating the Hazard Mitigation Plan.  You can review the project page for this update by clicking this link... 

2019 Hazard Mitigation Plan Update




Plan Overview

Hazard mitigation…any sustained action taken to reduce or eliminate the long-term risk to people and property from natural hazards and their effects. Hazard mitigation is the only phase of emergency management specifically dedicated to breaking the cycle of damage reconstruction and repeated damage...


Hazard mitigation planning helps communities reduce their risk from hazards by identifying vulnerabilities and developing strategies to lessen and sometimes even eliminate the effects of the hazard. Some of the benefits of mitigation planning are as follows: Leads to identification, selection, and prioritization of risk-reduction actions.