PLAQUEMINES PARISH, LA – Plaquemines Parish’s 2020 Hazard Mitigation Plan has been approved by FEMA and GOHSEP and will be good until 2025. The plan was adopted by the Parish Council, June 25, 2020. This plan documents the Plaquemines Parish Hazard Mitigation Plan Update (HMPU) process; identifies natural hazards and risks within the parish, and identifies the parish’s hazard mitigation strategy to make Plaquemines Parish less vulnerable and more disaster-resistant. It also includes mitigation project scoping to further identify scopes of work, funding sources, and implementation timing requirements of proposed selected mitigation projects.
Information in the plan will be used to help guide and coordinate mitigation and local policy decisions affecting future land use. The Plaquemines Parish Hazard Mitigation Plan is a single jurisdictional plan that covers the unincorporated communities of Belle Chasse, Boothville, Buras, Empire, Pointe a la Hache, Port Sulphur, Triumph, and Venice, among others. Multi-Jurisdictional requirements are not required nor addressed in this plan update.
This 2020 Plaquemines Parish Hazard Mitigation Plan Update was coordinated by the Plaquemines Parish Hazard Mitigation Plan Update Steering Committee, in collaboration with community stakeholders and the general public.
Special thanks are directed to all of those who assisted in contributing their expertise and feedback on this document, especially the Plaquemines Parish Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Management. The 2020 Plaquemines Parish Hazard Mitigation Plan Update was written by the Stephenson Disaster Management Institute, Louisiana State University. Further comments should be directed to the Plaquemines Parish Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness: 8056 Hwy 23, Belle Chasse, LA 70037.
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