2018 Hazard Mitigation Plan Update
Flooding events like Tropical Storm Lee, damaging winds from
Super Storm Sandy, near record snow fall from Winter Storm Jonas and the Hopewell Wildfire are just a few of the recent
hazards that have impacted Berks County. Damage figures reached well into the
millions and affected many of our residents and the communities they call home.
Pre-disaster hazard mitigation will increase the disaster resiliency of Berks
County so that our residents, businesses and communities will be less
susceptible to future exposures to disastrous events.
Berks County Department of Emergency Services along with the
Berks County Planning Commission, Business and Industry, Universities,
Municipalities, American Red Cross, Local Hospitals, and First Responders will
be meeting to discuss changes to the 2013 Hazard Mitigation Plan. Public
meetings will also be held to present the plan at various stages to hear public
comment. These meeting will be advertised here and through other media outlets.
The mitigation planning regulations 44CFR 201.6(d)(3) states
that a local jurisdiction must review and revise its plan to reflect
development changes, progress of local efforts, and priority changes within
five years in order to remain eligible for grant funding. This process was
conducted over a span of a year with 100% participation and 100% adoption from
all Berks County municipal governments in 2013. It is our hope that the 2018
plan will receive the same support. The link below is the current 2013 Berks
County Hazard Vulnerability Assessment and Mitigation Plan due for update.
Anyone wishing to comment may do so by contacting Berksdes@countyofberks.com .
2013 Berks Hazard Vulnerability Assessment and Mitigation Plan (53 MB)