Hazard Mitigation: Any action taken to reduce the loss of life and property by lessening the impact of disasters.

Passaic County and all municipalities are in the process of updating the 2015 Hazard Mitigation Plan in order to be eligible for federal grant funding for public and private mitigation projects. The HMP must provide a “blueprint” by which local governments can make coordinated, cost-effective efforts towards reducing losses from natural hazards (coastal storm, flooding, severe winter weather etc.).

The following survey is designed to help identify general needs for mitigation within the County from your perspective, as well as to identify specific projects that may be included in the mitigation plan.  Given the COVID-19 pandemic and this plan includes the disease outbreak hazard, we have questions specific to this hazard at the end of the survey to inform future decision-making.

Please review and answer the following questions regarding potential mitigation that affects social services providers and vulnerable populations in Passaic County.  Provide as much detail as possible to support your choice in the Comments box. Where possible, identify specific areas (locations, facilities, programs, policies, etc.) that need to be improved, and your suggestions for possible improvements. If there are other important issues that you feel are not covered by these survey questions, please let us know.

For more information visit: https://www.passaiccountynj.org/government/departments/office_of_emergency_management/hazard_mitigation_plan.php

Thank you for your time and be well.