Allegheny County Hazard Mitigation

Project Overview

A Hazard Mitigation Plan (HMP) is a community-driven, living document that communities use to reduce their vulnerability to hazards. Counties must have a plan to maintain access to certain mitigation grants. 

E. Holdings, Inc. has partnered with Michael Baker International, Inc. to assist with updating the Allegheny County Hazard Mitigation Plan. The purpose of the plan is to evaluate each county and complete a FEMA approved Hazard Mitigation Plan update to fulfill federal, state, and local planning responsibilities. Each of Allegheny County’s 130 municipalities will evaluate their 2015 hazard mitigation plan, provide updates as to work completed and changes that could affect the level of each threat to be recorded and incorporated into the plan.

Core Services Performed:

  • Municipal Outreach
  • Meeting Planning
  • Data Collection & Reporting

Client: Allegheny County Department of Emergency Services

Prime: Michael Baker International

Timeline:  2020

Municipal Coordination

E. Holdings assisted Michael Baker with municipal outreach, planning meetings, and data collection and organization. The goal is to receive completed planning updates from all 130 municipalities. Updates, risk assessments, and action plans were collected from each municipality and a database created to record these submissions. 3 meetings were held, 1 in-person and 2 virtually as this project overlapped with the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic and initial lockdown in the Pittsburgh area. Presentations and Q&A were developed for each meeting. The timeframe of this project is to have the plan submitted to FEMA by February 28, 2021. As of September 2020, 129 of 130 municipalities had completed their paperwork.

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