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MPPDC to review updated natural hazards plan

The Middle Peninsula Planning District Commission will hold a community meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Gloucester County Department of Information Technology building (old library) in the Gloucester village to review a draft of the region’s updated natural hazards mitigation plan.

This plan seeks to identify and evaluate natural hazards that affect the region and then preserve a number of cost-effective mitigation strategies in an attempt to lessen the adverse impacts from future nature-based hazardous events, said Ron Hachey, regional emergency preparedness planner for MPPDC.

Tuesday’s meeting will focus on the southern Middle Peninsula jurisdictions of Gloucester, Mathews and Middlesex counties, Hachey said, and officials familiar with the plan will be available to go over its contents including the types of mitigation strategies that are being proposed.

Dan Kavanagh, executive director of MPPDC, said Hachey briefed the commission board about the plan during a m...

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