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Multi-Jurisdictional Hazard Migration Plan

Multi-Jurisdictional Hazard Migration Plan

The Huntingdon County Multi-Jurisdictional Hazard Mitigation Plan previously adopted in March 2015 was updated and adopted in 2021.  The planning process for this Update was coordinated by Huntingdon County and consultant Michael Baker International.  As of February 5, 2021, the Huntingdon County Hazard Mitigation Plan has been reviewed by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and is approvable pending adoption.

Prior to FEMA's formal approval, each municipality must adopt the Plan by resolution.  Adoption of these municipal resolutions ensures each municipality is eligible to apply for and receive certain federal grant funds administered by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania for FEMA.  The Huntingdon County Commissioners officially adopted the 2020 Plan by Resolution 4-2021 on February 16, 2021.  As of September 14, 2021, fourty-six of fourty-eight municipalities have adopted the 2020 Plan by resolution.

The 2020 Plan, approved pending adoption, is available online - through the planning consultant's website.

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Public Review Period

The public review period ended August 13, 2020.  The next step is submission of the Plan to the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency (PEMA) for review.  Submission to PEMA is planned by the end of September.  Following Plan revisions resulting from PEMA's comments, the Plan will be sent to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) for review.  Any revisions from FEMA's comments will be addressed.  It is anticipated that the Plan will be ready for municipal and county adoption by the end of the year.  

Draft MJHMP Available for Review

July 15, 2020 Public Meeting Notice - For Immediate Release

(Click the link above for detailed information about the July 15th Public Meeting.)


May 13, 2020 Telemeetings

  • A Multi-Jurisdictional Hazard Mitigation Plan (MJHMP) is a community-driven, living document that communities use to reduce their vulnerability to natural and human-made hazards.
  • Counties and municipalities must adopt a FEMA-approved plan in order to be eligible for Hazard Mitigation Assistance (HMA) funds.
  • In order to meet the minimum threshold, set by PEMA and FEMA, all 48 municipalities within Huntingdon County must attend at least one meeting, complete at least one worksheet, and identify at least one mitigation action during the 2020 Huntingdon County MJHMP update process.
  • Therefore, it is critical that we receive your valuable participation in the next MJHMP Meeting to be held via teleconference on Wednesday, May 13th, 2020. To best suit your availability, please choose one of the following times slots:
    • 9-10 AM
    • 2-3 PM
    • 7-8 PM

March 5, 2020 Kick Off Meetings