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Office of Emergency Management

Have you experienced a loss from a natural hazard? Are you interested in learning more about risks our community faces from natural hazards and what can be done about it?

 Hazard mitigation is defined as sustained action taken to reduce or eliminate the long-term risk to life and property from natural hazards such as flooding, high winds, winter storms, and wildfires. Hazard mitigation planning is the process through which communities identify the risks they face and develop strategies to implement hazard mitigation measures.

 Our community has a current hazard mitigation plan (HMP) that was completed in 2016 along with the other municipalities in Salem County. An update of this hazard mitigation plan is underway to meet federal requirements and help substantially reduce the risk of injury, death, property loss, and economic disruption from natural disasters.

 The participation of concerned citizens will be important to the success of the hazard mitigation plan update. Hazard mitigation is most effective when local governments work with residents, property owners, and business interests to identify and understand risks and focus public and private resources on realistic solutions to problems.

 For more information, please visit the Salem County 2023 Multi-Hazard Mitigation Plan Update project website at https://schmpu23.com/

The Public Review Draft of the Salem County Multi-Jurisdictional Multi-Hazard Mitigation Plan Update will be available for review between Friday, August 18th and Friday, September 15th. The documents will be posted on the project website at https://schmpu23.com/documents  and can be downloaded for review during this period. Please provide any comments or questions to Borough Emergency Management Coordinator, Evan Crim at emc@elmerboroughnj.com  or Deputy Coordinator Glen Davis at gdavis@elmerboroughnj.org 

On June 21st, 2023 (6/21/23) at 6:30PM, a Preliminary Draft Base Plan and Appendix for the on-going update of the Salem County Multi-Hazards Mitigation Plan for our community will be reviewed by a Working Group made up of local officials and representatives. This document will be posted on the project website in advance of this meeting at https://schmpu23.com/documents. Any comments or questions can be directed to the Borough OEM Coordinator, Evan Crim at (856) 358-4010 ext. 121 or by email at emc@elmerboroughnj.com