Pursuant to the Federal Disaster Mitigation Act of 2000 and North Carolina Senate Bill 300, which was passed in 2001, Orange County prepared and adopted a multi-jurisdictional Hazard Mitigation Plan with the Town of Carrboro and Town of Hillsborough. In accordance with federal regulations which requires plans to be updated every five years, an updated plan was later adopted by the participating jurisdictions. The Orange County Hazard Mitigation Plan Update received final FEMA approval July 14, 2010.
2015 Eno-Haw Regional Mitigation Plan
The counties of Alamance, Durham, and Orange, in coordination with their participating municipal jurisdictions, prepared a regional hazard mitigation plan that covers the three-county "Eno-Haw" area. The Eno-Haw Regional Hazard Mitigation Plan identifies local policies and actions to reduce risk from natural hazards such as floods, severe storms, wildfires, and winter weather. It builds upon the separate hazard mitigation plans initially prepared in each county including the 2010 Orange County Hazard Mitigation Plan Update.
2020 Eno-Haw Regional Multi-Jurisdictional Hazard Mitigation Plan
The jurisdictions of Carrboro, Elon, Graham, Haw River, Hillsborough, Mebane, Roxboro, Alamance County, Orange County, and Person County coordinated a regional hazard mitigation plan effective September 22, 2020 to September 21, 2025. This entailed an update to the 2015 Eno-Haw Regional Mitigation Plan.