Regional Mitigation Plan

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​​​The Cities of Virginia Beach, Norfolk, Portsmouth, Suffolk, and Isle of Wight County worked together to develop a Regional Hazard Mitigation Plan, with FEMA funding, as part of a mitigation planning requirement of the Disaster Mitigation Act of 2000 (DMA 2000). The DMA 2000 charged localities with the responsibility of identifying, assessing, and mitigating the risks within their communities to ensure that critical services​​ would continue to function if a natural disaster were to occur.

​The Hazard Mitigation Plan was approved by the Virginia Department of Emergency Management (VDEM) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency, and adopted by City Council. It is important to note that with an approved Hazard Mitigation Plan the City is eligible for future mitigation opportunities, if available, to implement pre- and post-disaster projects. The following links are provided to access the various sections of the Southside Hampton Roads Hazard Mitigation Plan:


Planning Process

Community Profile

Hazard Identification and Analysis

Vulnerability Assessment

Capability Assessment

Mitigation Strategy

Plan Maintenance Procedures

Appendix A: Mitigation Action Plans

Appendix C: Local Hazard Mitigation Plan Review Crosswalk

Appendix D: Jurisdiction Adoption Resolutions

Appendix E: 2011 Public Participation Survey

Appendix F: Meeting Information and Data Collection Tools

Appendix G: Review Comments