Join Virtual Public Meeting April 20 for Hampton Roads Hazard Mitigation Plan Update

Public survey option available to help prioritize various hazard types

Friday, April 09, 2021

​The first public meeting for the 2022 Hampton Roads Hazard Mitigation Plan will take place April 20, 2021 from 6 to 8 p.m. online via Zoom. Residents will have an opportunity to discuss hazard-related concerns within the community and share thoughts on the Hampton Roads Hazard Mitigation Plan update process.

A Hazard Mitigation Plan is the result of a planning process to identify hazards and develop strategies to reduce loss of life and property. This planning process is structured around the four phases of the Disaster Mitigation Act of 2000, which the region's planning consultant has aligned with the 10 steps of the Federal Emergency Management Agency's (FEMA) Community Rating System (CRS). Having an adopted Hazard Mitigation Plan that is updated every five years helps ensure each community in the region is eligible for federal disaster funding following a disaster event.

The planning committee has initially identified 13 types of hazards for inclusion in the plan to include flooding, sea level rise, tropical storm, shoreline erosion and communicable disease. Citizen participation in the public meeting will allow the planning team to understand what types of hazards are of most concern to residents and what hazards to prioritize.

Register for the Meeting
Members of the public can register to participate in the public meeting here or by visiting https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_P-6S6ovtTRuNow85rXG8Sg.

Take the Public Participation Survey
The public participation survey gives members of the public an opportunity to provide input on the type of hazards they are most concerned about within their community. This information will help inform various parts of the planning process, including mitigation actions as planning teams move forward. Take the survey here.

For more information regarding 2022 Hampton Roads Hazard Mitigation Plan, the FEMA Community Rating System program and to follow the planning process, visit https://www.hrpdcva.gov.  

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