Hazard Mitigation Planning
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, which consists of representatives from each locality in the planning district and other state and community stakeholders..
- The 5-year update of the Natural Hazard Mitigation Plan was adopted by FEMA in January 2023.
- The official adoption date is February 1, 2023, the date of the first Resolution of Adoption (Fluvanna County).
- The 2023 Plan was amended to include one additional mitigation action item. This amendment was approved by FEMA on December 1, 2023..