York County’s first Hazard Mitigation Plan (HMP) was adopted as part of the County Comprehensive Plan in 2008. Seventy of the County’s municipalities adopted the HMP, by resolution.
As required by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), to achieve consistency with the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania All-Hazard Mitigation Plan, the County’s HMP is being updated. With the cooperation of a Local Planning Team, natural- and human-made hazards are being analyzed and vulnerability to these hazards are being assessed.
Scheduled for completion in early 2013, the update of the York County HMP is moving along on schedule.
In early March, municipalities were notified in writing of the County’s efforts to update the HMP. In April, municipal officials, emergency management coordinators, major employers and facility operators were surveyed regarding the frequency and severity of identified hazards. The results are here.
As work continues on risk assessment and vulnerability analysis, municipal feedback is again requested. The Mitigation Strategy Action Template is the tool that will be used to give municipalities the opportunity to identify one or more corrective measures to mitigate natural and human made hazards. This data will then assist the further development of mitigation measures and further consideration of these projects by the State, should mitigation funding become available. Examples of local mitigation strategies are here. Local Mitigation Strategy background information is also provided.
The Municipal Project Opportunities included in the 2008 York County HMP is here for reference.
The York County Planning Commission and the Hazard Mitigation Local Planning Team are looking forward to continued work with municipalities to update the York County HMP.
Updated Public Review Meeting and Public Comment Information (February 25, 2013)
Public Input Meeting
Here's what you missed at the meeting . . .
Public Meeting Notice
Draft of Plan for Public Comment
REQUEST FOR PHOTOGRAPHS!
In order to illustrate hazards and mitigation measures in the HMP update, the York County Planning Commission is requesting photographs. The appropriate photo credit would be used. Please consider sharing your photographs!