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. Both the current 2013 and the 2018 update links are available below. Anyone wishing to comment may do so by contacting Berksdes@countyofberks.com.
2018 Berks County Hazard Vulnerability Assessment and Mitigation Plan
Hazard Mitigation Plan Public Survey
2013 Berks Hazard Vulnerability Assessment and Mitigation Plan (53 MB)
Hazard Mitigation Steering Committee Meeting Minutes
SCM #1 Meeting Minutes, May 8, 2017
SCM #2 Meeting Minutes, June, 5, 2017
SCM #3 Meeting Minutes, July 10, 2017
SCM #4 Meeting Minutes, August 28, 2017
SCM #5 Meeting Minutes, September 25, 2017
SCM #6 Meeting Minutes, October 23, 2017