No region is immune to natural hazards caused by geographic, climate, or weather-related events. The natural hazard mitigation planning process involves collaborating with regional stakeholders such as Emergency Management Agencies, public health facilities, hospitals, and assessors to effectively plan for a natural disaster before it happens. In the Tri-County area, that requires planning for tornadoes, floods, winter storms, and other such incidents.
The Tri-County Regional Planning Commission has produced two plans, one in 2004 and an update in 2010, both in partnership with the consultant Dewberry. Currently, Tri-County is partnering with American Environmental Corporation to produce a new update, featuring more participating jurisdictions.