Southside Hampton Roads Hazard Mitigation Plan . What is Hazard Mitigation?. “mit-i-gate” 1: to cause to become less harsh or hostile. 2: to make less severe or painful. Hazard Mitigation
1: to cause to become less harsh or hostile.
2: to make less severe or painful.
Any sustained action taken to reduce or eliminate the long-term risk to human life and property from hazards.
Revitalized federal planning requirements
Requires local communities to develop hazard mitigation plans to remain eligible for pre-disaster and post-disaster funding through the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA):
Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP)
Pre-Disaster Mitigation Program (PDM)Disaster Mitigation Act of 2000
Project funded by HMGP grant funds (administered by Virginia Beach)
Virginia Beach contracted with PBS&J to help facilitate preparation of the regional planMitigation Advisory Committee
Goal #2: Conduct public education, outreach and awareness programs to help local citizens better understand hazard mitigation and ways to protect lives and property from the impact of natural hazards.
Goal #3: Undertake cost beneficial structural projects across the region that will be beneficial to reducing the impact of natural hazards when they occur.
Goal #4: Implement sound hazard mitigation policies into the framework of local government operations across the region.Mitigation Goals
Preliminary State approval was issued in May 2006, plan forwarded to FEMA for final approval
Local resolutions to adopt the plan will be incorporated into the planning documentPlan Adoption / Approval
Completion may be contingent upon funding
Potential funding sources are included for each mitigation action, if applicable
At a minimum, the plan must be evaluated, updated and resubmitted to the State Hazard Mitigation Officer every five yearsPlan Implementation & Maintenance