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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.

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

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. The pre-disaster plan will be developed through a public process.

Public Meeting Webinar: June 25, 2020

Participate to learn about the pre-disaster plan, hazard data and resource information for our area, review draft regional mitigation strategies, and learn how to view and provide comment. 

Draft Regional Hazard Mitigation Strategies

These represent a summary of a menu of strategies, or actions, that can serve as the foundation by which area localities will establish individual locality mitigation actions. Residents may provide comments on the goals, objectives, and strategies to Kelly Hitchcock by July 10, 2020.

CVPDC Hazard Mitigation Plan Draft Plan & Website

The Draft CVPDC Hazard Mitigation Plan website will be available to the public in late July. Please check back at this page at that time for updates.  The CVPDC HMP website will allow for interactive viewing of the full draft plan and individual chapters, regional hazard data and vulnerability maps, the planning process, the regional and individual locality pre-disaster mitigation strategies, and the planning overview and guidance process  individual hazard maps, data.


Learn More About Hazard Mitigation Planning

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)

FEMA Hazard Mitigation Planning

Virginia Department of Emergency Management (VDEM)

 For more information contact Kelly Hitchcock


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

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