May 24, 2023

Franklin County Invites Public Feedback On Hazard Mitigation Plan

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. – The Franklin County Department of Emergency Services will host a review meeting as part of the department’s five-year update to the county’s Hazard Mitigation Plan (HMP). The meeting will be held from 1-3 p.m. June 26 at the Franklin County Department of Emergency Services, 390 New York Ave., Chambersburg.


Participants will be updated on the draft HMP and will have the opportunity to provide input. Public feedback is critical to ensuring the plan is thorough and comprehensive.


The HMP outlines the more prevalent natural and man-made hazards in Franklin County and proposes actions or projects that can be implemented ahead of disasters to mitigate loss and damages. The HMP is a foundational document that helps define the threat environment for all emergency preparedness and planning efforts in the county and supports the goals and objectives identified in the Pennsylvania State Hazard Mitigation Plan. More importantly, the HMP enables the municipalities in Franklin County which adopt this plan to compete for federal disaster mitigation funding.


A 30-day public comment period on the 2023 draft plan will begin June 26. Draft sections will be available for public review and comment on the county’s website,, beginning June 12. Franklin County’s current HMP is also available by visiting the county website.


For more information, contact planning coordinator Rochelle Barvinchack at 717-264-2813.


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