Hazard Mitigation Planning

Free Public Webinar

Join us on April 25, 2022 (7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.) or April 26, 2022 (12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.) for a public webinar on the update of Montco’s Hazard Mitigation Plan.

About Hazard Mitigation Plan

Welcome to the Montgomery County Hazard Mitigation Plan (HMP) web page. The goal of the hazard mitigation plan (HMP) is to minimize or eliminate the long-term risk to human life and property from known hazards by identifying and implementing cost-effective mitigation actions.

FEMA requires a hazard mitigation plan to be updated every five years. Montgomery County’s first HMP went into effect in 2007. Five-year updates to the plan were approved in 2012 and in March 2018. We are now beginning to update the plan for the next five-year cycle, which will begin in 2023. Updating and adopting the HMP is essential because a current plan is required by state and federal agencies in order for communities in Montgomery County to be eligible for certain types of pre- and post-disaster mitigation funding.  

The county has established a steering committee that is multi-disciplined and represents the entire planning partnership to update the HMP. Participation and feedback from the general public and other stakeholders (businesses, nonprofits, schools, etc.) is a vital part of the hazard mitigation planning process. Please check the engagement page regularly for information on upcoming opportunities to engage in the planning process. If you would like to get in touch with the project team, please contact Drew Shaw 610-278-3733, for more information.