Hazard Mitigation Plan


West Piedmont Multi-Jurisdictional Hazard Mitigation Plan – 2021 Update

Every five years, the West Piedmont Planning District Commission updates its Multi-Jurisdictional Hazard Mitigation Plan. This process involves the PDC and each of its member jurisdictions collaboratively determining which hazards pose the biggest threat to the West Piedmont Region and which strategies can be performed to mitigate those risks. The plan was last updated in November 2016, so the update process is currently underway for 2021.

2016 Multi-Jurisdictional Hazard Mitigation Plan and 2016 Multi-Jurisdictional Hazard Mitigation Plan Appendices.


Community Survey

We want to hear from you! Please take a few minutes to complete the Hazard Mitigation Plan Community Survey.


Interactive Story Map

Learn more about Hazard Mitigation and help us identify hazard problem areas in your community!


Public Meetings

Hazard mitigation is any sustained action taken to reduce or eliminate long term risk to life and property, community expenditures and response needs from a hazard event. The hazard mitigation planning process cannot be done without the valuable insights from the residents that live in the counties, cities, and towns of the West Piedmont Region. The public meetings will provide updates on the progress of the Hazard Mitigation Plan update process, as well as allow community members to provide input, voice concerns, and ask questions.

First Public Input Meeting - May 4, 2021

Public Meeting Notice

More opportunities for the public to get involved will be posted soon, so be sure to check back!


Previous Planning Meetings

Mitigation Advisory Committee Workshop 1 – December 16, 2020

This meeting was held to bring the Mitigation Advisory Committee – consisting of representatives from all the participating PDC members – together to kick-off the update process and set participation roles and expectations.


Local Planning Team Meetings

Each member locality has a Local Planning Team that is made up of local government officials that play an important role in hazard mitigation. These teams provide insight into any updates that the localities may have had during the previous five years, as well as what their mitigation priorities and capabilities are moving forward.

Franklin County Presentation – February 10, 2021
Pittsylvania County Presentation – February 10, 2021
Martinsville Presentation – February 11, 2021
Henry County Presentation – February 16, 2021
Patrick County Presentation – February 24, 2021
Danville Presentation – February 26, 2021

Mitigation Advisory Committee Workshop 2  - April 20, 2021

The second Mitigation Advisory Committee workshop is held to review the hazard identification and risk assessment, which is the scientific basis that ultimately allows the PDC to develop and prioritize mitigation strategies and actions.