About the Plan
The St. Mary's County Multi-Jurisdictional Hazard Mitigation Plan applies to all areas of the county, including the Town of Lenardtown. The plan recommends hazard risk reduction measures that will minimize losses to life and property affected by the natural hazards that face the County.
At this time, a plan update is underway for 2022.
Natural hazards that could affect St. Mary’s County were identified and a risk assessment was completed. A total of twelve (12) hazards identified in the Hazard Mitigation Plan.
As part of the plan update process for St. Mary’s County, Maryland, a Hazard Identification Risk Assessment (HIRA) has been completed for the County. Click below to review these hazards.
Ways to Engage
Opportunities to engage in the plan update process include participation in the hazard risk online survey, meetings, and reviewing the working draft plan as it is developed. Please click on the button below to participate in the hazard risk online survey. In addition, information on planning meetings scheduled throughout the plan update process and meeting notes are included on this page.
What is the purpose of the Hazard Mitigation?
The purpose of this plan is to identify, plan, and implement cost-effective hazard mitigation measures through a comprehensive approach known as hazard mitigation planning. The 2022 plan is an update to the 2017 St. Mary's County Multi-Jurisdictional Hazard Mitigation Plan. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) requires hazard mitigation plans to be updated every five years. Section 409 of the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act (Public Law 93-288, as amended), Title 44 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), as amended by Section 102 of DMA 2000, provided the framework for state and local governments to evaluate and mitigate all hazards as a condition for receiving federal disaster assistance. A major requirement of the law is the development of a local hazard mitigation plan.