Hazard Mitigation

2023 RRRC Regional Hazard Mitigation & Resiliency PlanThe Rappahannock-Rapidan Regional Commission (RRRC) has received funding from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to update the Regional Hazard Mitigation Plan (HMP). As part of this process, RRRC will incorporate a Regional Resilience Plan into the HMP, allowing member localities to apply for flood mitigation project funding from Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation’s (DCR) Community Flood Preparedness Fund (CFPF). The Resilience Plan component is being funded by a planning and capacity grant award from the CFPF. RRRC has contracted The Berkley Group to provide technical assistance with this effort.

Information regarding the study will be posted to this web page as and when available.  Documents posted should be assumed to be in draft form unless otherwise noted.

For additional information, please contact Michelle Edwards at (540) 829-7450.

Public Input Survey (English & Spanish): https://survey123.arcgis.com/share/363815e925d54015929d3d489a2585c6

Hazard Mitigation & Resiliency Plan Fact Sheet

Project Management Team (PMT) Meeting Information

April 11, 2024 | 11:00 am
RRRC Offices & Virtual
Handout: Regional Hazard Vulnerability Tables

January 10, 2024 | 10:00 am
RRRC Offices & Virtual
Presentation Slides
Project Timeline Update

October 27, 2023 | 2:00 pm

RRRC Offices & Virtual
Presentation Slides

2018 RRRC Regional Hazard Mitigation PlanThe 2018 Rappahannock-Rapidan Regional Hazard Mitigation is now approved by FEMA and adopted by each participating jurisdiction.  The revised plan was developed in 2017 and 2018 by the regional hazard mitigation steering committee and RRRC staff.

*Appendix B Supporting documents include meeting agendas, participation, presentations, outreach materials, and other materials developed during the plan update process

Meeting Schedule & Materials
Steering Committee Meeting
May 23, 2018
Presentation: Plan Update Status Report
Presentation: Flood & Wildfire Vulnerability Overview

Land Cover Data Workshop
December 15, 2017
*Note: This was a standalone workshop hosted by RRRC with information relevant to Hazard Mitigation
Presentation: Chesapeake Conservancy
Presentation: Regional Decision Systems
Presentation: RRRC Land Cover Data Overview

Floodplain Management Workshop
October 11, 2017
*Note: This was a separate workshop hosted by RRRC & the Department of Conservation & Recreation Division of Floodplain Management
Presentation Slides (1 per page)
Presentation Slides (3 per page)

Steering Committee Meeting
August 28, 2017 | 2:00pm RRRC Offices (Map)
Presentation: Plan Update Status Report
Presentation: Rappahannock Watershed Stream Gauge Update

Kickoff Meeting
March 29, 2017 | 1:30pm
RRRC Offices (Map)
Presentation: Hazard Mitigation Overview
Presentation: Plan Update Process

2012 RRRC Regional Hazard Mitigation PlanAll files below are in .pdf format and are less than 1MB in size unless otherwise noted.

This plan received conditional approval from FEMA in June 2012 pending adoption at the local level.

Data Source Links

Hazard mitigation planning is the process by which threats to localities are identified, the likelihood of impacts determined, goals to mitigate those threats are developed and appropriate strategies to eliminate or reduce impacts are determined, prioritized, and implemented. FEMA approval of the updated all-hazard mitigation plan will qualify participating jurisdictions for federal support for pre- and post-disaster hazard mitigation projects.

The collection and analysis of significant information is needed to assure the development of a useful updated plan that meets the needs of each participating jurisdiction and the requirements of the Disaster Mitigation Act, 2000. Essential data includes general background information from each locality, hazard and risk information, current codes, ordinances, regulations and procedures related to loss minimization as well as an assessment of each locality's technical and organizational abilities to perform hazard mitigation and/or loss prevention functions.

The Rappahannock-Rapidan Regional Commission, in coordination with with the Virginia Department of Emergency Management (VDEM), the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and its member jurisdictions, completed the Rappahannock-Rapidan Multi- Jurisdictional Hazard Mitigation Plan in 2005. A subsequent update to the plan was completed in 2012.

Copies of both plans may be accessed on our Publications page.