VPC Awarded Howard County, MD Mitigation Plan Update Contract

Vision Planning and Consulting is proud to announce the contract award to assist Howard County, Maryland, with their Hazard Mitigation Plan and Flood Mitigation Plan updates. Work officially began the beginning of October and the first Steering Committee is scheduled for mid-November. The Steering Committee is composed of representatives from Planning and Zoning, Emergency Management, Economic Development, Department of Public Works, community and business representatives, and homeowners among others. The goal is to have input from various agencies, residents, and businesses across the county. The first Steering Committee meeting will begin with the evaluation of the Flood and Hazard Mitiga

One Step Closer to Resiliency

Vision Planning and Consulting (VPC) recently completed the Hazard Mitigation Plan and Risk Assessment for the University of Delaware Sussex and Lewes Campuses. The 2016 Plan update included goals and mitigation actions to help protect the campus buildings and resources from hazards including flooding, winter storms, and coastal wind. The Plan’s recommended actions included dry-floodproofing (building/creating a watertight seal to keep all water out of the building) the Marine Ops Building on the Lewes Campus. The building currently sits 1.5 feet below base flood elevation and extremely vulnerable to coastal and stormwater flooding. In late 2016, the University submitted a FEMA Hazard Mitiga

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