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.


  • The 5-year update of the Natural Hazard Mitigation Plan was completed and adopted by all ten localities in the Planning District as of October 2018.
  • The official adoption date is March 23, 2018, the date of the first Resolution of Adoption by the Town of Scottsville.