Chester County Multijurisdictional Hazard Mitigati
Chester County Multi-jurisdictional Hazard Mitigation Plan
Hazard mitigation reduces loss of life and property by minimizing the impact of disasters. The process starts by identifying risks and vulnerabilities that are common in our area. After identifying these risks, a plan is developed for long-term strategies for protecting people and property from similar future events. These strategies include specific, actionable projects that can be infrastructure improvements or policy-related initiatives.
A Hazard Mitigation Plan then serves as a blue print of how to reduce risk and create safer, more disaster resilient communities within our County. Currently, the Chester County Multi-jurisdictional Hazard Mitigation (HMP) is in the process of being updated.
The Hazard Mitigation Plan presents a coordinated plan which encompasses all of the municipalities within the county as well as Chester County itself. In order to fully understand the risks of a community, local government needs to hear from its citizens and stakeholders.
The Department of Emergency Services has developed a survey that community members can use to help us identify areas of reocurring damage. Ultimately, this information will help local government identify projects that are eligible for federal mitigation grants.