The Monmouth County Division of Planning is assisting the Office of Emergency Management in updating the 2015 Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Approved Multi-Jurisdictional Hazard Mitigation Plan (HMP) for Monmouth County. A five-year update to the HMP is required by state and federal agencies in order for communities in Monmouth County to be eligible for certain types of state and federal mitigation and disaster assistance funding. The term “Hazard Mitigation” describes actions that can help reduce or eliminate long-term risks caused by hazards or disaster. The HMP process includes identifying local risks and vulnerabilities associated with disasters and developing long-term strategies for protecting people and property from future hazard events.
Engaging as many voices from the community as possible is important to the success of the HMP update. Therefore, we welcome public review and comment of the draft HMP which is posted on the project website which can be reached at www.mocohmp.com or by clicking on the draft plan cover image. On the HMP project page, the tab labeled “Plans and Documents” has a link to the draft plan. In addition to the draft plan, the project website houses information and resources on hazard mitigation.