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Long-Term Strategies for Reducing Flood Risk

There's no single solution for local flooding problems. Long-term strategies prioritize funding and projects with the goal of protecting lives and reducing flood losses.

Comprehensive floodplain management is an important part of the Flood Risk Assessment/Risk Reduction strategy. 

Risk Assessment/Risk Reduction Executive Summary

Risk Assessment/Risk Reduction detailed description

Rescue workers in flood waters.

The governments of Charlotte, the six Towns and Mecklenburg County have a document outlining a community vision to protect lives and the environment from all types of natural disasters.  It's called the Multi-Jurisdictional Hazard Mitigation Plan. That's a mouthful!

Hurricane Hugo from space. 

Its goal: reducing the potential impact of natural disasters that can occur in Charlotte-Mecklenburg. That includes flooding, hurricanes and tropical storms, severe thunderstorms, ice storms, droughts, even earthquakes. 

When local governments plan for natural disasters and work proactively to reduce the impact of such disasters, we have a safer community. We can recover more quickly from disasters at a lower cost.

Multi-Jurisdictional Hazard Mitigation Plan

More about Charlotte-Mecklenburg's floodplain management program and planning documents

More information about long-term strategies for reducing flood risks:
Tim Trautman, P.E., C.F.M.
Charlotte-Mecklenburg Storm Water Services