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Hazard Mitigation

Hazard Mitigation Planning

Hazard mitigation planning is a process undertaken to reduce loss of life and property by lessening the potential impact of future disasters.

The 22 localities of the Richmond and Crater regions work together to update the Richmond-Crater Multi-Regional Hazard Mitigation Plan every five years.  The Hazard Mitigation Plan identifies vulnerabilities associated with a variety of hazards and sets out long-term strategies to reduce or eliminate risks. While little can be done to prevent natural hazard events from occurring, the plan is in place to help ensure the region is poised to minimize the disruption which often accompanies disasters, thereby increasing resilience.

A Hazard Mitigation Plan is the result of a planning process to identify hazards and develop strategies to reduce loss of life and property.

Four Phases of Disaster Mitigation

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 ten steps of the 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.

2022 Richmond-Crater Regional Hazard Mitigation Plan Update Information

Get more Information and Follow the Planning Process at the Plan Website. 

Provide Feedback

Public Participation Survey for Hazard Mitigation Planning

Your Participation is important to us! Participating in this survey this survey lets you share your opinions and participate in the Hazard Mitigation Planning process. Information you provide helps us better understand your hazard concerns and can lead to mitigation activities to lessen the impact of future events.

Please complete this survey by either clicking the link and submitting is digitally, or print and send to our planning consultant: Salter’s Creek Consulting, 1 Peek Street, Hampton VA 23669. If you have any questions regarding this survey, or would like to learn about more ways you can participate in plan development, contact Ms. Katie Moody at PlanRVA at 804-323-2033.

2022 Richmond-Crater Hazard Mitigation Plan Public Survey

Send us information or comments.

If you have information to share for inclusion in the plan, please contact our planning consultants:
Salter’s Creek Consulting, via email:
The draft plan will be made available for public review on the web site prior to being submitted to FEMA.

Public Involvement

Public Meeting #1 Announcement :

Virtual Public Meeting: Richmond-Crater Hazard Mitigation Plan Update

Click Here to view Announcement Flyer

The meeting will be held March 9, 2021 from 5 p.m. – 9 p.m.

Join the Zoom Meeting – Click Here

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