Hazard Mitigation vs. Emergency Response

Emergency response typically involves well-practiced, coordinated efforts to save lives and property following a disaster. Hazard mitigation is intended to reduce community and individual vulnerability to, as well as the economic and emotional costs of, hazards before they occur. Ideally, communities have both types of plans in place.


The KPB has worked with Peninsula cities to develop the final draft of a multi-jurisdictional mitigation plan.

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) made funding available to examine pre-disaster hazard mitigation in the United States. Alaska engaged in this effort at the city, borough and state-wide levels. Information gathered from the incorporated cities within borough boundaries has been incorporated into the KPB and the State of Alaska mitigation strategies. The plan will be evaluated and updated every five years or within one year of a disaster event that significantly affects the KPB community.

2019 All-Hazard Mitigation Plan Update


Entire 2019 Hazard Mitigation Plan

Table of Contents

  Executive Summary
Section 1.0  Introduction
Section 2.0 Flood and Coastal Erosion
Section 3.0  Wildfires
Section 4.0 Earthquakes
Section 5.0 Weather
Section 6.0 Tsunamis and Seiches
Section 7.0 Volcanoes
Section 8.0 Avalanches
Section 9.0 Human-Caused Hazards
Annex A City of Homer All-Hazard Mitigation Plan
Annex B City of Kachemak All-Hazard Mitigation Plan
Annex C  City of Kenai All-Hazard Mitigation Plan
Annex D City of Seldovia All-Hazard Mitigation Plan
Annex E City of Seward All-Hazard Mitigation Plan
Annex F City of Soldotna All-Hazard Mitigation Plan
Annex G Port Graham Village Flood Mitigation Plan
Annex H All Lands All Hands Action Plan
Annex I Seward Bear Creek Flood Service Area Hazard Mitigation Plan
Appendix A  Glossary of Terms
Appendix B List of Acronyms
Appendix C List of Tables
Appendix D Changes to Plan for 2019 Update
Appendix E Completed FEMA Plan Review Tool
Appendix F Plan Adoption Documentation
Appendix G How to Determine Cost-Effectiveness of Mitigation Projects (State Plan) 
Appendix H Planning and Public Outreach Documentation

All-Hazard Mitigation Plan Update

Public Opinion Survey