Hazard Mitigation Planning

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.

Public Participation

Public input is important and will result in a more comprehensive plan. Current and past opportunities for education and public input are listed below:

  • November 17, 2022 | 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. | Public Webinar
    This public webinar will provide a progress report on the hazard mitigation plan update and opportunities for public input on the mitigation strategy goals and actions. Registration is required to receive the Zoom meeting information. 
  • April 25 and April 26 | 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. | Public Webinar
    This public webinar, offered on two dates, focused on the results of a risk assessment matrix completed by local emergency response personnel. Participants had an opportunity to submit comments. More Information