Welcome to the webpage of the APA-NJ Hazard Mitigation and Recovery Planning (HMRP) Committee. Through this page, we’ll keep you updated on mitigation and recovery planning and events in New Jersey. The committee s a group of planners, related professions and representatives from key government and NGO organizations who have an interest and/or expertise in mitigation and recovery planning. We have identified two primary tracks for this year’s work agenda: 1) to provide planning services to communities and our professional membership; and, 2) to pursue a dialogue with state, local and federal officials on long-term, sustainable planning policies that reduce risk and loss of life and property.
The amended NJ Action Plan has been released. The Action Plan is NJ’s proposal to spend down $1.4 million in CDBG-DR monies, the 2nd round of hopefully 3 rounds of funds.
FEMA released its Mitigation Assessment Team (MAT) Report last week for New Jersey and New York. Based upon field observations, the report presents conclusions and recommendations regarding key engineering concepts, codes and standards, mitigation measures and considerations.
The US Dept. of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) released on Thursday, November 14, 2013, the notice of requirements for the second round of Disaster Recovery Community Development Block Grants (CDBG-DR) and has forwarded the notice to the Federal Register for publication.
Scientists predict waters along New Jersey’s coast could rise as much as three-and-a-half feet by the end of the century, compounded by the fact that the Jersey Shore is slowly sinking. What’s more, warns Boston University Earth and Environment Professor Tony Janetos, this isn’t just a problem for our children and grandchildren. It’s happening now.
The State is updating their Hazard Mitigation Plan and they want your input. The plan was presented at the 9th Annual NJAFM Conference, and now you can get your chance to help develop the new plan.
October 28, 2013 The Honorable Chris ChristieOffice of the GovernorPO Box 001Trenton, NJ 08625 Dear Governor Christie: Thank you for your ongoing efforts to respond to the devastation caused by Superstorm Sandy. Like you, we have been working to support New Jerseyans and help our communities – from Bergen to Cape May counties – not […]
The Sandy Task Force, chaired by US Housing and Urban Development Secretary, Shaun Donovan, released its 200 page report containing rebuilding strategies for the Sandy-affected region, as well as communities across the nation facing greater risks from extreme weather. Referred to as the Hurricane Sandy Rebuilding Strategy, the report contains 69 policy recommendations, many of which have already been adopted, that will help homeowners stay in and repair their homes, strengthen small businesses and revitalize local economies and ensure entire communities are better able to withstand and recover from future storms.