2020 Mitigation Plan Update

2020 Mitigation Plan Update

Essex County Website Update to Support 2020 HMP Update

Essex County is pleased to kick-off the 2020 Essex County All Hazard Mitigation Plan (HMP) update. The HMP is updated every five years, with the goal to save lives and property through the reduction of hazard vulnerability. During this planning project, the county, local leaders and the participating communities will work in tandem to identify risks, assess capabilities, and formulate a strategy to reduce disaster vulnerability in our communities. Please check this site regularly for updates on the planning process and ways to participate in this important effort.

All Hazard Mitigation Plan Download 2015-2020

If you would like more information regarding how to get involved in the project, please contact the Essex County Sheriff’s Office at: 973-324-9750, essexoem@essexsheriff.com


The HMP draft plan review meeting is Tuesday, February 4, 2020 at 1000hrs; open to the public. Essex County OEM EOC, 560 Northfield Avenue, West Orange, NJ

Essex County is pleased to post the draft 2020 All Hazard Mitigation Plan update for public review and comment. Please use this form to submit your plan review comments to the County:
There is no limit to the number of comments you may submit, however multiple comments need to be submitted individually using this online form. Providing your name and other contact information is optional, and does not obligate the County to directly reply to your comments. Essex County appreciates your interest and input to this planning project. Please contact us with any questions: essexoem@essexsheriff.com

As of the 12/19/19 the draft plan is available for public review and comment. Any comments should be submitted via email to essexoem@essexsheriff.com or by calling our office of emergency management at 973-324-9750.


The HMP Risk Assessment meeting is Thursday, September 19, 2019 at 1000hrs; open to the public. Essex County OEM EOC, 560 Northfield Avenue, West Orange, NJ

The HMP Mitigation Strategy meeting is Thursday, October 24, 2019 at 1000hrs; open to the public. Essex County OEM EOC, 560 Northfield Avenue, West Orange, NJ

Citizen Survey - Public participation and feedback is a vital part of the hazard mitigation planning process. Essex County has developed a Citizen Preparedness Survey to assist in providing the public an outlet to contribute to the Essex County Hazard Mitigation Plan update. This survey is anonymous and will be used to develop portions of the plan. Please visit the survey at: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/essexhmp2020

The Essex County Sheriff’s Office Of Emergency Management will be holding the HMP kickoff meeting on Thursday July 18, 2019 at 0900.