Hampton Roads Hazard Mitigation Plan

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UPDATE:  September 13, 2016

Now through September 27, 2016

LET US KNOW:  Your community has been engaged in a planning process to become less vulnerable to natural disasters and manmade hazards, and your participation in the final stages of plan review is important.  Hampton Roads communities jointly updated their Hazard Mitigation Plans and combined the documents, which were adopted between 2011 and early 2015.  The purpose of these plans is to identify and assess each community's hazard risks (such as floods, hurricanes, and winter storms), and determine how to best minimize or manage those risks. 

There are 2 ways in which you can provide feedback to the Hazard Mitigation Planning Committee:

REVIEW THE DRAFT PLAN.  The September 2016 working draft of the Hampton Roads Hazard Mitigation Plan Update is now posted at http://www.hrpdcva.gov/departments/emergency-management/hampton-roads-hazard-mitigation-plan/ for your review.  Please provide comments or questions to John Sadler who may be reached by email at jsadler@hrpdcva.gov or by phone at (757)420-8300.  Please be as specific as possible in your comments and provide page numbers or section numbers pertinent to your remarks.

FEEDBACK FORUM – On Tuesday, September 27, from 4 to 6 p.m., at the Virginia Modeling, Analysis and Simulation Center, 20130 University Boulevard, Suffolk, the Committee will host a Feedback Forum.  Committee members will be present to provide information on the planning process, and collect feedback from citizens on the plan components.  ​​

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​​​​​​​​​​GET INVOLVED:  Your community is currently engaged in a planning process to become less vulnerable to natural disasters and manmade hazards, and your participation is important to us. ​
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Hampton Roads communities are jointly updating their Hazard Mitigation Plans and combining the documents, which were adopted between 2011 and early 2015.  The purpose of these plans is to identify and assess each community's hazard risks (such as floods, hurricanes, and winter storms), and determine how to best minimize or manage those risks.  

There are 2 ways you can provide feedback to the Hazard Mitigation Planning Committee:

  1. TAKE OUR SURVEY.  The survey questionnaire (see link below) provides an opportunity for Hampton Roads residents to share opinions and participate in the ongoing mitigation planning process taking place with Hampton Roads communities.  The information provided will help us better understand hazard concerns and may lead to mitigation activities that help lessen the impact of future hazard events.


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  2. ​​ REVIEW THE DRAFT PLAN.  The August 2016 working draft of the Hampton Roads Hazard Mitigation Plan Update is posted below for your review.  Please provide comments to John Sadler who may be reached by email at jsadler@hrpdcva.gov or by phone at (757)420-8300.  Please be as specific as possible in your comments and provide page numbers or section numbers pertinent to your remarks.  

2017 Hampton Roads Hazard Mitigation Plan Update (PDF) 
2017 Hampton Roads Hazard Mitigation Plan Update Appendices (PDF)

Both the survey and the August draft will be "live" through August 17, 2016, at which time we will compile the survey results and comments received for the committee to review and act upon.

​The survey will be available through August 17, 2016.  Additional opportunities to review the draft plan and provide written feedback, or to ​​​​​attend a public meeting​ are in the planning process.  Stay tuned for additional information.


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