RESOLUTION

ALBEMARLE COUNTY ADOPTION

OF THE

REGIONAL NATURAL HAZARD MITIGATION PLAN

 

 

WHEREAS, hazard mitigation is sustained action taken to reduce or eliminate the risk to human life and property from natural hazards and their effects, and

 

WHEREAS, it is essential to protect life and property by reducing the potential for future damages and economic losses resulting from natural disasters, and

 

WHEREAS, the Disaster Mitigation act of 2000 provides new and revitalized approaches to mitigation planning, and

 

WHEREAS, compliance with the new mitigation plan requirements will position Albemarle County and the region to receive pre- and post-disaster mitigation funding, and

 

WHEREAS, Albemarle County has been involved in the preparation of the Regional Natural Hazard Mitigation Plan, including review, and public hearings and approval by both the Albemarle Planning Commission and Board of Supervisors, and

 

WHEREAS, Albemarle County approved the Hazard Mitigation Plan for submission to the Virginia Department of Emergency Management (VDEM) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), and

 

WHEREAS, VDEM and the FEMA have deemed the submitted plan satisfactory with no changes in the mitigation activities for Albemarle County,

 

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, the Albemarle County Board of Supervisors does hereby adopt the Regional Natural Hazard Mitigation Plan.

 

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