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Flood_stopTJPDC 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.

Are We Ready? Public Workshop
Monday, November 14, 3:30 to 5:00 p.m.

Floods, wind storms, winter storms, and wildfires. These natural events happen and can cause injuries, damage to property, and disruptions to businesses and community life. We can join together before the next disaster occurs to make plans to mitigate impacts. This highly interactive workshop will generate ideas to enhance our region’s ability to be prepared for effective emergency response and to bounce back after a natural hazard. The results will be used to update the Regional Hazard Mitigation Plan for the City of Charlottesville and Counties of Albemarle, Greene, Louisa, Fluvanna, and Nelson.

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2012 Natural Hazard Mitigation Plan

Copies of the 2012 Regional Natural Hazard Mitigation Plan are available for download below. The plan has been adopted by all six jurisdictions in the PDC and in many cases these localities have include the plans recommendations in their comprehensive plans.

2017 Natural Hazard Mitigation Plan Update

TJPDC was awarded a grant by the Virginia Department of Emergency Management (VDEM) to update the 5-year hazard mitigation plan. Over the next 18-months TJPDC staff will be working with regional emergency management staff and citizens to update the plan. The update is being managed by the TJPDC in conjunction with the Hazard Mitigation Working Group.

For additional information please contact Wood Hudson, TJPDC Environmental Planner, (434) 422-4825 or email whudson@tjpdc.org