The RRPDC's emergency management
planners guide the development of The Richmond-Crater
Multi-Regional Hazard Mitigation Plan, which details a plan for
the localities of both the Richmond and Petersburg regions to work
collaboratively to attend to the needs of residents.
How would the Richmond Regionís
localities respond in a cooperative manner to respond to a natural
disaster? The Richmond-Crater Multi-Regional Hazard Mitigation
Plan sets forward a plan for the localities of both the Richmond
and Petersburg regions to work collaboratively to attend to the
needs of residents.
Local adoption of a regional hazard
mitigation plan is required by the Federal Emergency Management
Agency in order to obtain federal disaster relief funds. The plan
must be updated every five years.
The RRPDC has partnered with the
neighboring Crater Region to combine the two regionsí hazard
mitigation plans to better reflect the emergency management efforts
of the Central Virginia Urban Area Security Initiative study area.
The plan examines natural hazards such
as flooding, hurricanes, thunderstorms, earthquakes, and winter
storms and identifies ways that localities can work to reduce the
impact of these potential threats.
In 2011, the RRPDC worked with the
local emergency managers of the Richmond and Crater Regions to
update the portions of the combined plan that applied to their
respective locality. Each of the Richmond Regionís jurisdictions
adopted resolutions declaring their support for participating in
this effort and assigned staff to work on this plan update.