2018 State Hazard Mitigation Plan Receives Approvable Pending Adoption (APA) Status

The 2018 Commonwealth of Pennsylvania State Hazard Mitigation Plan Update has earned Approvable Pending Adoption (APA) status from FEMA Region III. Please find the approved plan here. Individual chapters and appendices can be downloaded through the links below. If you have any questions, please contact Ernie Szabo at erszabo@pa.gov or Sarah Bowen at sbowen@mbakerintl.com.

Chapter 1-TOC and Introduction
Chapter 2-State Profile
Chapter 3-Planning Process
Chapter 4-Risk Assessment (Natural Hazards)
Chapter 4-Risk Assessment (Human-made Hazards)
Chapter 5-Capability Assessment
Chapter 6-Mitigation Strategy
Chapter 7 and 8 Plan Maintenance and Adoption
Appendix A Bibliography
Appendix B Plan Review Tool
Appendix D Data Sources List
Appendix E Critical Facilities
Appendix G Hazus Results Reports
Appendix I Mitigation Action Prioritization
Appendix J Mitigation Projects
Appendix K NFIP Municipal Coverage
Appendix L Consequence Analysis
Appendix M Summary of Hazards Profiled in County Plans

 

New Mitigation Success Stories Web Page

PEMA is pleased to share examples of successfully implemented natural hazard mitigation projects throughout Pennsylvania in order to assist or encourage other communities in reducing or eliminating the effects of natural disasters. Please click here to view the floodplain management and mitigation success stories web page and learn about these projects. If you have a mitigation success story to share, please do so here.

2018 State Hazard Mitigation Plan Update Submitted to FEMA

Thank you to everyone that reviewed and commented on the draft 2018 State Hazard Mitigation Plan Update and participated throughout the planning process. After addressing all questions and comments that we received, the plan was submitted to FEMA for review on June 29, 2018. To view the updated version of the plan that was submitted to FEMA, please click here. Individual chapters and appendices can be downloaded through the links below. If you have any questions, please contact Ernie Szabo at erszabo@pa.gov or Sarah Bowen at sbowen@mbakerintl.com.

Chapter 1: TOC & Introduction
Chapter 2: State Profile
Chapter 3: Planning Process
Chapter 4: Risk Assessment (Natural Hazards)
Chapter 4: Risk Assessment (Human-made Hazards)
Chapter 5: Capability Assessment
Chapter 6: Mitigation Strategy
Chapter 7 & 8: Plan Maintenance & Adoption
Appendix A: Bibliography
Appendix B: Plan Review Tool
Appendix D: Data Sources List
Appendix E: Critical Facilities
Appendix G: Hazus Results Reports
Appendix I: Mitigation Action Prioritization
Appendix J: Mitigation Projects
Appendix K: NFIP Municipal Coverage
Appendix L: Consequence Analysis
Appendix M: Summary of Hazards Profiled in County Plans

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.