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Rappahannock-Rapidan Regional Hazard
Announcement: The Rappahannock-Rapidan Regional Commission and participating jurisdictions
will be updating the Regional Hazard Mitigation Plan during 2017. Please keep an eye on this
page for upcoming meeting announcements and information.
Please complete our 5-minute public input survey!
Meeting Schedule & Materials
Steering Committee Meeting
August 28, 2017 | 2:00pm
RRRC Offices (Map)
March 29, 2017 | 1:30pm
RRRC Offices (Map)
Hazard Mitigation Overview
Plan Update Process
2012 RRRC Regional Hazard Mitigation Plan
All files below are in .pdf format and are less than 1MB in size unless
This plan received conditional approval from FEMA in June 2012 pending adoption at the local level.
Mitigation Plan Maps [.pdf, 20MB]
Regional Hazard Mitigation Plan [36MB]
1 through 9 [18MB]
Local Mitigation Strategies
Appendices (Includes Plan Adoption Resolutions)
Data Source Links
Map Service Center
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.