TJPDC works with officials from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), the Virginia Department of Emergency Management (VDEM), and local emergency managers to develop and maintain a regional Natural Hazard Mitigation Plan. These plans are updated every 5-years and provide details on how our communities can take action to prepare for natural disasters before they strike, thus reducing the potential for loss of life and property damage when disasters do occur. The hazard mitigation efforts are supported by the Hazard Mitigation Working Group.
Comments Sought on DRAFT Regional Natural Hazard Mitigation Plan
The Thomas Jefferson Planning District Commission (TJPDC) invites all interested citizens to comment on the Draft Regional Natural Hazard Mitigation Plan (HMP). The HMP identifies goals, objectives and specific actions to help our communities prepare for natural disasters before they occur, in order to reduce loss of life and property damage. The draft plan is available below in sections, for ease of downloading and review. Comments are accepted until June 30, 2017. Submit your comments to email@example.com.
Sections of Plan
The following sections are included in the plan:
- Executive Summary
- Introduction and Planning Process – general overview of hazard mitigation, and the process through which the plan was developed, including public input.
- Community Profile – general information about communities in the planning district.
- Hazard Identification and Analysis (HIRA) – general information about potential hazards in the planning district, the historic record of hazard events, and the probability of future events.
- Vulnerability Assessment – analysis of the impact hazards could cause, with estimated potential losses for various hazard scenarios.
- Capabilities Assessment – survey of current local capacity to prepare for natural hazards.
- Mitigation Strategies – goals, objectives, and action items selected to mitigate hazards identified.