The NRV Hazard Mitigation plan passed review with FEMA and has already been adopted by several localities. Every participating locality that adopts the plan remains eligible to apply for federal funds to help pay for projects that mitigate the risks our region faces during natural hazards such as flooding or tornadoes. Without this process, local governments would not be able to access FEMA funding for any hazard mitigation assistance beyond what would be provided during the event’s aftermath. During presentations to local elected officials, staff shared information about the planning process, opportunities their staff and area stakeholders have to collaborate and partner, and the work that has been done to better protect citizens and personal property during natural disaster events.
For further information, please contact Christy Straight (firstname.lastname@example.org), 540-639-9313, ext. 209.