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AACOG Regional Mitigation Plan
Section 1 Table of Contents

Section 2 Executive Summary 
2.1 Overview 2-1
2.2 Organization of the Plan 2-6
2.3 Hazards and Risks 2-6
2.4 Goals and Actions 2-8
2.5 Planning Process 2-9
2.6 Adoption and Approval 2-10
2.7 Implementation 2-10
2.8 Monitoring and Updating the Plan 2-10

Section 3 Context
3.1 Introduction 3-1
3.2 Geography, Climate, and Population of the Planning Area 3-3
3.3 The State of Texas Hazard Mitigation Plan Update 3-28
3.4 Federal Planning Requirements 3-29

Section 4 Adoption and Approval 
4.1 Interim Final Rule Requirement for Adoption and Approval 4-1
4.2 Authority 4-2
4.3 Approval and Adoption Procedure 4-3
4.4 Adoption Resolutions 4-4
4.5 Approval Letters 4-4
 
Section 5 Planning Process
5.1 Interim Final Rule Requirement for the Planning Process 5-1
5.2 Description of the Planning Process 5-2
5.3 Involvement by the Public and Other Interested Parties 5-20
5.4 Review and Incorporation of Plans, Studies, Reports, and Other Information 5-23
5.5 Non-Participating Jurisdictions 5-28
 
Section 6 Hazard Identification and Risk Assessment
6.1 Interim Final Rule Requirement for Hazard Identification and Profiling
6-2 6.2 Interim Final Rule Requirement for Risk Assessment 6-2
6.3 Hazard Identification 6-3
6.4 Risk Assessment Methodology 6-9
6.5 Planning Area Hazard Identification and Risk Assessment 6-17
6.5.1 Flood (Flash and Riverine) 6-18

6.5.2 Dam and Levee Failure 6-43
6.5.3 Tornado 6-64
6.5.4 Tropical Systems and Hurricanes 6-84 
6.5.5 Thunderstorms 6-96 
6.5.6 Drought 6-103 
6.5.7 Hail 6-123 
6.5.8 Wildfire 6-139
6.5.9 Winter Storms 6-166 
6.5.10 Geologic Hazards: Earthquakes and Sinkholes 6-173 
6.5.11 Energy Pipeline Failure 6-210 
6.5.12 Hazardous Materials Incident (Transportation and Fixed Site) 6-225 
6.5.13 Pandemic (Human and Animal) 6-257 
6.5.14 Terrorism 6-265
6.6 Summary of Hazard Identification and Risk Assessment 6-272

Section 7 Capability Assessment
7.1 Overview and Purpose of Capability Assessment 7-1 
7.2 Methodology 7-2 
7.3 Federal and State Regulations, Plans, and Funding Sources 7-2 
7.4 Capability Assessment for the Planning Area 7-4 
7.5 Hazard Mitigation Programs and Projects 7-13
7.6 Summary and Conclusions 7-24
 
Section 8 Mitigation Action Plan
8.1 Interim Final Rule Requirement for the Mitigation Action Plan 8-1
8.2 Mitigation Goals, Objectives, and Actions 8-2
8.3 Identification and Analysis of Mitigation Actions 8-6
8.4 Prioritization and Implementation of Mitigation Actions 8-142
8.5 Completed Mitigation Actions Since 2005 8-144
 
Section 9 Plan Monitoring and Maintenance
9.1 Interim Final Rule Requirement for Plan Monitoring and Maintenance 9-1
9.2 Method for Maintaining the Plan 9-2
9.3 Method, Schedule and Procedures for Monitoring the Plan 9-2
9.4 Continued Public Involvement 9-8
9.5 Incorporation into Existing Planning Mechanisms 9-9

Appendices
A Crosswalks 
B Glossary 
C Adoption Resolutions 
D Approval Letters 
E Meeting Documentation 
F Meeting Presentations
G Local Hazard Mitigation Team Meeting Documentation 
H Public Participation Documentation
I Capability Assessment Questionnaire 
J Qualitative Risk Assessment Results by Jurisdiction
K Dam Location and Capacity Information 
L Local Representatives