Hazard Mitigation & Recovery Planning

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.

Questions?  Contact HRMP Committee Co-Chairs, Jennifer Feltis Cortese or Bob Kull

HRMP Committee Meeting Minutes

Latest APA-NJ HMRP Committee News and Updates!

Request to Gov. Christie regarding a comment period for Recovery Action Plan

posted on October 28th, 2013 in Committees, Hazard Mitigation & Recovery Planning, News, Position Statements

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 […]

Hurricane Sandy Rebuilding Strategy (HUD Sandy Task Force Report)

posted on August 26th, 2013 in Hazard Mitigation & Recovery Planning, News

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.

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