Hazard Mitigation Plan

FEMA defines hazard mitigation as: 

A series of actions and policies designed to reduce and/or eliminate the impacts of naturally occurring disasters on people and property. 

About the Hazard Mitigation Plan (HMP) Update

A hazard mitigation plan should be considered a living document that must grow and adapt, keeping pace with a community’s growth and change.  The Disaster Mitigation Act of 2000 (DMA) places high priority on the continuation of the planning process after the initial submittal, requiring communities to seek and receive re-approval from FEMA in order to remain eligible for assistance.  The HMP Update process also aims to increase awareness and involvement in hazard mitigation as part of daily activities. 

This Update will replace the existing 2018 Richmond Natural Hazard Mitigation Plan. The approach for this Update is premised on four primary methods outlined in the requirements of the DMA 2000 Public Law 106-390, October 10, 2000: 

  • Planning Process—Outreach and Stakeholder Coordination 
  • Risk Assessment—Identifying Hazards and Estimating Losses 
  • Mitigation Strategy— Identifying Mitigation Actions and Implementation Strategies 
  • Plan Maintenance—Implementation, Evaluation and Revision/Update 

Stay tuned on this webpage for more information on how to get involved! 

Contacts:

Shaun Lacey, AICP, Town Planner, townplanner@richmondri.com, 401-539-9000 Ext.6
Randy Gemme, Emergency Management Director, rema@richmondri.com

Hazard Mitigation Plan - Public Survey - click here

Hazard Mitigation Plan Public Input Meeting - February 16, 2022, 6-8pm

Join from a PC, Mac, iPad, iPhone or Android device:
Please click this URL to join. https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88441730501

Or One tap mobile:
     +13126266799,,88441730501# US (Chicago)
     +16465588656,,88441730501# US (New York)

Or join by phone:
Dial(for higher quality, dial a number based on your current location):
        US: +1 312 626 6799  or +1 646 558 8656  or +1 301 715 8592  or +1 346 248 7799  or +1 669 900 9128  or +1 253 215 8782  or 888 788 0099 (Toll Free) or 833 548 0276 (Toll Free) or 833 548 0282 (Toll Free) or 877 853 5247 (Toll Free)

    Webinar ID: 884 4173 0501

    International numbers available: https://us02web.zoom.us/u/keBjaiwYva