The goal of the project is to save lives and property through the reduction of hazard vulnerability for the entire County. During the course of this planning project, county and local leaders and the community will work in tandem to identify risks, assess capabilities, and formulate a strategy to reduce disaster vulnerability.

Resident and stakeholder participation is a vital part of the hazard mitigation planning process. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, in lieu of in-person outreach at this time, we will continue to update this page with ways you can keep informed and engaged in the Sussex County HMP. Keep checking back regularly for information on upcoming events, to take our survey, and to review and comment on the draft plan.

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  • Citizen Survey Questionnaire: Sussex County developed a Citizen Preparedness Survey to assist in providing the public an outlet to contribute to the Sussex County HMP update. Thank you for participating in this important initiative by providing us with your anonymous survey contribution. Please visit the survey at:
  • Stakeholder Questionnaire: As part of the HMP update planning process we are engaging stakeholders and are looking for your assistance (i.e., utilities, transportation, business/commerce, emergency services, health/medical professionals). Please consider taking the stakeholder survey so we may collect input in terms of capabilities, vulnerabilities and potential projects. Please visit the survey at:
  • ArcGIS Story Map: To be posted in the fall 2020.