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Posted on: January 24, 2023

Montgomery County Invites Public to Comment on Draft County Hazard Mitigation Plan Update

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NORRISTOWN, PA – The Montgomery County Planning Commission has announced the proposed draft update to the Montgomery County 2017 Hazard Mitigation Plan is available for public review and comment. The update, scheduled to be completed in 2023, will continue to reduce the county’s vulnerability to weather-related, geologic, human-caused, technological, and other natural hazards that could threaten the county. 

This plan update, required by FEMA, is being prepared to meet state and federal public safety requirements. The draft was compiled over the last year with information provided by municipalities, county departments, and state agencies. A steering committee, comprised of county, municipal, and community representatives, advised the process.

Several public meetings took place to review significant sections of the draft plan update as they were completed. Now that the proposed draft update is complete, the County invites community leaders and the public to review and comment on the document before it is submitted to the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency (PEMA) to start the approval process. 

The draft plan and an online comment form are available at www.montcopa.org/MontcoHazardMitgationPlan. The plan is also available at local libraries.

Comments will be accepted through February 17, 2023, and can be submitted online or mailed to:

  • Drew Shaw, Environmental Planning Manager
  • Montgomery County Planning Commission
  • P.O. Box 311
  • Norristown, PA 19404-0311

MCPC Contact: Drew Shaw, Environmental Planning Manager, dshaw@montcopa.org

Media Contact: Kelly Cofrancisco, kcofrancisco@montcopa.org