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The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) requires localities develop and maintain a plan that examines the risk and impact of natural disasters and establishes strategies to mitigate, or lessen, human and property impacts.  To ensure FEMA mitigation grant fund eligibility, the mitigation plan must be updated every five years.    


Region Undergoing Hazard Mitigation Plan Update

The CVPDC has contracted with the Virginia Department of Emergency Management (VDEM) and area localities to update the region’s Hazard Mitigation Plan update.  The plan that will identify and rate potential hazards and establish hazard and locality-specific mitigation activities to reduce human and property impact.  Funding for this project is provided by VDEM, FEMA, and CVPDC localities.

Hazard Mitigation Plan Update – A Public Input Strategy

A Technical Advisory Committee (TAC), comprised of local and state emergency, planning, resource management professionals, business, college, agency, and VDEM staff, and local citizens will coordinate to review and evaluate data, develop strategies, and guide the plan development over the course of the next 18-months.  A draft regional Hazard Mitigation Plan is anticipated to be available in early 2020.

The CVPDC has contracted with the Virginia Tech Center for Geospatial Information Technology (CGIT) to guide the pre-disaster planning effort.  The CGIT team, in partnership with the Hazard Mitigation TAC will coordinate to develop the pre-hazard mitigation plan.

The CVPDC Regional Hazard Mitigation Plan will be developed through a public process.  Please visit this site to learn more about the process and review all meeting documents.

Hazard Mitigation Plan TAC Meetings

June 14, 2018 Meeting Summary (link)

June 14, 2018 Meeting Presentation (link)


Learn More About Hazard Mitigation Planning

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)

FEMA Hazard Mitigation Planning

Virginia Department of Emergency Management (VDEM)


For more infomration contact Kelly Hitchcock


Central Virginia Planning District Commission 828 Main Street, 12th Floor
Lynchburg, VA 24504
(434) 845-3491

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