Berkeley County Hazard Mitigation Plan 2020
Berkeley County has completed its update of the county’s 2015 Hazard Mitigation Plan (HMP) as required every five years by FEMA. The updated plan is required as part of the Disaster Mitigation Act of 2000 which requires that local jurisdictions and states have a Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) approved hazard mitigation plan to receive funding from the Hazard Mitigation Grant Program
The 2020 HMP update will addresses how the county and its municipalities will continue activities to mitigate the impacts of multiple natural hazards including flood, wind, fire, earthquake, thunderstorms, winter/ice storms and hazardous materials. The 2020 HMP Plan also includes descriptions and assessments of these hazards, the risk of each of the natural hazards, and prioritized activities to be undertaken to minimize impacts to Berkeley County residents and properties.