Lehigh Valley Hazard Mitigation Plan

Lehigh Valley Hazard Mitigation Plan

How does this Plan benefit the Lehigh Valley?

The bi-county hazard mitigation plan assists Northampton and Lehigh Counties with the following:

    • An increased understanding of natural and man-made hazards impacting the region
    • Assess the risk and vulnerability of people, property, and the environment
    • Reduced long-term impacts and damages to human health and structures and reduced repair costs
    • Development of more sustainable and disaster-resistant communities
    • Access to federal mitigation grant funding for eligible project

Proactive mitigation leads to sustainable, more cost-effective projects. By contrast, reactive mitigation tends to lead to the “quick-fix” alternatives; it simply costs too much to address the effects of disasters only after they happen. A surprising amount of damage can be prevented if the region anticipates where and how disasters will occur, and take steps to mitigate those damages.

Citizen Hazard Preparedness Survey

LV HMP Draft Hazard Profiles

Public Review & Comment Period

It is with great satisfaction that we can announce the 2013 Lehigh Valley Hazard Mitigation Plan Update, submitted to the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency (PEMA) and FEMA in April 2013, has been approved pending adoption by each jurisdiction as explained.  Click here for FEMA approval letter.

All participating jurisdictions in the Lehigh Valley must now formally adopt……  Continue reading.

Public comments should be forwarded to Nick Tylenda.

 

Appendicies

Northampton County Municipal Annexes

Lehigh County Municipal Annexes

County Contacts

Nick Tylenda

Deputy Director for Emergency Management

Northampton County Emergency Management Services
100 Gracedale Avenue
Nazareth, PA  18064-9278

(610) 746-3194 x3228
ntylenda@ncem-pa.org

Tanya Hook

County Mitigation Lead | Community Outreach Coordinator

Lehigh County Emergency Management Agency
640 W. Hamilton Street, 8th Floor
Allentown, PA 18101

(610) 782-4600
tanyahook@lehighcounty.org

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