Welcome to the Heard County Pre-Disaster Mitigation Plan (PDMP) Update - 2016 Website

The Local Governments of Heard County are pleased to announce the creation of the Pre-Disaster Mitigation Planning Committee (PDMPC). The Committee is working in cooperation with the Georgia Emergency Management Agency (GEMA), Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), and the Plans & More, LLP Consulting Team to develop a Pre-Disaster Mitigation Plan (PDMP) Update for Heard County and the cities of Centralhatchee, Ephesus, and Franklin. Our local communities received a GEMA PDM Grant and are providing local match resources to fund the planning process.
 
The Plan is designed to address our vulnerability to natural and man-made hazards and serve to reduce future critical facility, community services, and residential or commercial property losses from hazardous events before they occur.  During development of the plan, community leaders will identify goals and actions to reduce the impacts of these hazards.  The Committee would like to have participation from regional and local businesses, agencies, entities, and citizens. The plan requires community input and involvement. Please contact Heard County Fire & Emergency Services at: (706) 675-6186, to serve on the Committee. 

The existing Heard County Multi-Jurisdictional Pre-Disaster Mitigation Plan (2012) will be reviewed and updated to reflect hazard, growth, policy and mitigation activities and changes during the past 5 years. Please visit the link to the plan to view the contents.

Project at a Glance:

The input and concerns of the citizens, business owners, local, regional and state agencies of Heard County are a very important part of the process. Please consider serving on the PDMPC to share your thoughts and suggestions for the plan.


To learn about the PDMP process, elements, timeline, and work program visit the:


Federal and State HMP Website Information

We look forward to working with Heard County and the Cities of Centralhatchee, Ephesus, and Franklin in collaboration with the community to draft a proactive, useful PDMP for its citizens.

The PDMP contains the following elements:
  • Executive Summary.
  • Chapter 1 Planning Process.
  • Chapter 2 Natural Hazard Identification, Risk Assessment, and Vulnerability (HRV).
  • Chapter 3 Technological Hazard Identification, Risk Assessment, and Vulnerability (HRV).
  • Chapter 4 Natural Hazard Mitigation Strategies.
  • Chapter 5 Technological Hazard Mitigation Strategies.
  • Chapter 6 HMP Maintenance and Update.
  • Chapter 7 Conclusion and References
  • Appendices A-G
Pre-Disaster Mitigation Planning Objectives 
  • Pre-Disaster Mitigation Plans (PDMP) form the foundation for a community's long-term strategy to reduce disaster losses and break the cycle of disaster damage, reconstruction, and repeated damage.
    • Your PDMP Planning Grant application will be reviewed by FEMA and GEMA.
    • Updates are required every five years
    • PDMPC forms to draft the plan.
    • Presented to Public for review and comments
    • Reviewed by GEMA & FEMA
    • Adopted, implemented, and maintained by your local governments.




Rolling Updates

  • Heard County Multi-Jurisdictional Pre-Disaster Mitigation Plan Update - Final Please visit the link below to review the final, FEMA approved Heard County Multi-Jurisdictional Pre-Disaster Mitigation Plan Update.Heard County Multi-Jurisdictional Pre-Disaster Mitigation Plan
    Posted Jun 5, 2017, 1:00 PM by SHARON ARMSTRONG
  • Heard County, GA Floodplain Management Website Heard County, GA has developed a Floodplain Management Website for Community information, links, and resources. Please visit the site at:Heard County, GA Floodplain Management
    Posted Mar 13, 2017, 12:50 PM by SHARON ARMSTRONG
  • Heard County Multi-Jurisdictional Pre-Disaster Mitigation Plan Approved by FEMA The Heard County Multi-Jurisdictional Pre-Disaster Mitigation Plan was approved after extensive review by GEMA and FEMA. Heard County, Centralhatchee, Ephesus, and Franklin, GA will host a Public Hearing ...
    Posted Feb 17, 2017, 8:38 AM by SHARON ARMSTRONG
  • HEARD CO. Multi-Jurisdictional Pre-Disaster Mitigation Draft Plan Below you will find links to the Heard County Multi-Jurisdictional Pre-Disaster Mitigation Draft Plan and Appendices.Final Heard County Multi-Jurisdictional Pre-Disaster Mitigation Plan  - No AppendicesAppendix ...
    Posted Jun 5, 2017, 4:44 PM by SHARON ARMSTRONG
  • HEARD COUNTY PDMPC Draft Plan Meeting, Workshop, Public Hearing, and County Commission Meeting 22 March 2016 The Pre-Disaster Mitigation Plan (PDMP) – 2016 Draft Plan Adoption Meeting and workshop is set for 22 March 2016, 4:00 P.M. at the County Fire & Emergency Services Building ...
    Posted Mar 11, 2016, 7:59 AM by SHARON ARMSTRONG
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