Sussex updating hazard mitigation plan

Public can provide input during upcoming virtual presentation May 2
April 28, 2022

The Sussex County Emergency Operations Center invites residents and property owners to attend an upcoming virtual public meeting to offer ideas and comments on a federally required update to the county’s all hazard multi-jurisdictional mitigation plan.

The meeting will be held from 10 to 11 a.m., Monday, May 2, during a Microsoft Teams virtual session. The public can view and participate in the meeting by going to; for those without computer access, a dial-in option is available by calling 469-998-6211 and entering the passcode 981 912 905 followed by the # key. There is no physical meeting location.

The hazard mitigation plan, first adopted in 2005 and updated most recently in 2017, serves as a comprehensive, long-term planning tool used to identify various strategies local emergency planners would use in the event of a disaster. The overall goal of the effort is to reduce or eliminate the loss of human life and damage to property as a result of hazards, both natural and manmade.

Local jurisdictions must update their plans every five years. As part of that process, the public has the opportunity to review the plan, offer input, and help shape the update. County emergency planners intend to present updated mitigation actions for the plan revision later this summer.

For more information, to view the current plan, or offer comments in advance, go to For more information, contact Sussex County Emergency Operations Director Joe Thomas at 302-855-7801.


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