RSVP for Draft Plan Review Meeting

We hope that you will join us for the Draft Plan Review Meeting to contribute to the update of the Pennsylvania State Hazard Mitigation Plan. The meeting will be held at the following time and location:

Wednesday, May 23, 2018
9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Draft Plan Review Meeting
PEMA Headquarters, Room 360
1310 Elmerton Avenue
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania 17110

Please note that this meeting was moved out slightly from the original schedule; there will not be any Hazard Mitigation Plan meeting on April 18th.

To RSVP for this meeting, please complete the following form.

Throughout the planning process, there will be opportunities to provide input and to review documents on our project website at: pahmp.com.  We hope that you will join us on May 23rd and look forward to hearing from you. Please contact Ernie Szabo, PEMA State Hazard Mitigation Planner, at erszabo@pa.gov or (717) 651-2159, or the Consulting Project Manager Sarah Bowen at sbowen@mbakerintl.com or (215) 430-5517, if you have questions or comments.

Upcoming Webinars

The Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency (PEMA) is hosting a series of webinars to engage members of the state’s housing, planning, and higher education communities in the 2018 update of the Pennsylvania State Hazard Mitigation Plan (HMP).

The webinars will introduce attendees to hazard mitigation planning, describe the benefits of participating in the State HMP update, and discuss the many ways to get involved.

State Hazard Mitigation Plan and Universities

Tuesday, September 19th, 10:00am to 11:00am

Who should participate?

  • Professors and students with an interest in
    • Environmental studies
    • Earth sciences
    • Planning
    • Emergency management
  • Offices of Sustainability
  • Facilities planners

 State Hazard Mitigation Plan and Planning Organizations

Tuesday, September 26th, 10:00am to 11:00am

Who should participate?

  • Metropolitan Planning Organizations
  • Councils of Government
  • County planning directors
  • Community planners
  • Transportation planners
  • Environmental planners

 State Hazard Mitigation Plan and Housing Agencies/Organizations

Tuesday, September 26th, 2:00pm to 3:00pm

Who should participate?

  • Architects and engineers
  • Builders
  • Realtors
  • Insurance professionals
  • Housing finance agencies
  • Housing authorities

Each of us plays an important role in making the Commonwealth a safer place. Please register below for the webinar that best represents your industry to join this critical conversation!

We hope that you will join us and look forward to hearing from you. Please contact the State Hazard Mitigation Planner Ernie Szabo at erszabo@pa.gov or (717) 651-2159, or the Consulting Project Manager Sarah Bowen at sbowen@mbakerintl.com or (215) 430-5517 if you have questions or comments.

Plan Integration and Capability Survey and Meeting Materials

Thank you to all who attended the Plan Integration and Capability Meeting on 8/2/2017 for the Pennsylvania State Hazard Mitigation Plan Update. Materials from can be downloaded via the links below or on the meeting materials webpage.

We have also placed the questions related to challenges and opportunities in an online survey here.

If you have additional thoughts related to the questions that we posed during the day, please take advantage of this online survey so that we can fully capture your input.