The annual Guilford County general threat mitigation plan update – meant to reduce the dangers to residents when disasters strike – has been released by county officials.

On Friday, July 22, Guilford County put out its annual progress report on the implementation of the Guilford County Multi-Jurisdictional Hazard Mitigation Plan.

The Guilford County portion of the annual update can be found on the Guilford County Floodplain Management webpage under ‘Hazard Mitigation and Disaster Response.”

One of the most important steps a county resident can take to protect themselves, according to local emergency officials, is to register for the “Ready Guilford” emergency notification service by visiting and signing up.

According to county emergency officials, the new plan offers the latest information and advice on actions people should take to reduce property damage and personal injury before and after a natural or man-made disaster.  Those threats include floods, tornadoes, earthquakes, ice storms and more.

The plan is one requirement that Guilford County must meet to be eligible to receive state and federal funds for things like emergency preparation and post-disaster clean-up and relief.

One of the most important steps a resident can take to protect themselves and their families, county leaders state, is to be prepared and to register for the Ready Guilford emergency notification service by visiting

In a press release, Assistant Guilford County Manager Erris Dunston stated that there was a lot local residents can do to get ready and respond correctly during an event.

“While we may never fully eliminate the threat from hazardous events, there is much we can do to lessen their potential impact to our community,” Dunston said. “Guilford County continues to execute the techniques and strategies identified in our Hazard Mitigation Plan to build our resilience and improve our ability to recover from disasters when they do strike.”

The full Multi-Jurisdictional Hazard Mitigation Plan is available on the Guilford County Emergency Management website.