The Hampton Roads Hazard Mitigation Plan is developed and maintained by the Hampton Roads Planning District Commission (HRPDC) with input from City stakeholders.
It identifies natural threats to which the City of Virginia Beach is vulnerable such as flooding and tropical storms. Mitigation actions within the Hampton Roads Hazard Mitigation Plan serve as a tenet of the City’s strategy to limit the likelihood of damage from these threats.
Updates to the Hampton Roads Hazard Mitigation Plan were completed in 2022. The updated Plan was approved by the Virginia Department of Emergency Management and the Federal Emergency Management Agency and later adopted by City Council. With Plan approval, the City of Virginia Beach is eligible for mitigation opportunities to implement pre-disaster and post-disaster projects.