Hazard Mitigation Plan Update

The Town of Gordonsville is working in partnership with the Rappahannock-Rapidan Regional Commission to update the Regional Hazard Mitigation Plan. The current Regional Hazard Mitigation Plan (HMP) was last updated in 2018; plans are required by federal regulations to be updated every five years.

Plan Purpose
The purpose of the HMP is to identify hazards that threaten our community, determine the likely impacts of those hazards, and assess the vulnerability of our community to identified hazards. Additionally, the plan will examine the region’s current capacity to address those hazards, mitigate risk, and determine strategies that could lessen the impacts of hazards.

Having a current HMP is an important emergency management best practice as it seeks to reduce the risks and impacts to our community and ensures that we are eligible for numerous funding opportunities.

Regional Resilience Plan
In addition to the Hazard Mitigation Plan update, this effort will incorporate a new Regional Resilience Plan that will primarily address flooding, historically the region’s biggest hazard. The creation of a Regional Resilience Plan in tandem with the HMP update will provide for a unified effort and once approved will result in localities being eligible for expanded State grant funding to implement strategies and projects.

Get Involved!
An essential part of this update is input from members of the public, those who live and work in the region, our communities, and YOU! The purpose of the Plan is to identify hazards that threaten the region, determine the likelihood of impacts from those hazards, assess community vulnerability, as well as the region’s current capability to address those hazards, mitigate risk, and determine strategies that could lessen the impacts of hazards. Having a current hazard mitigation plan is a key emergency management practice because it can reduce the risks and impacts to our communities from hazards.

Public input and discussion on the relevance and usefulness of the current Regional Hazard Mitigation Plan would be greatly appreciated by RRRC. You are encouraged to review the current Plan at https://www.rrregion.org/hazardmitigation.

To submit any comments or questions or request additional information, please contact the project team at planinfo@rrregion.org.