On March 30, 2016, FEMA approved the Lowcountry Regional Multi-jurisdictional Natural Hazard Mitigation Plan (Colleton, Hampton, and Jasper Counties) pending adoption by the three counties.

The Planning Department has been updating the Pre-Disaster Hazard Mitigation Plans for Beaufort, Colleton, Hampton and Jasper counties.   This is required every five years by FEMA and the South Carolina Emergency Management Division (SCEMD) “to reflect changes in development, progress in local mitigation efforts, and changes in priorities, …”.   FEMA, through SCEMD, is funding the majority of the cost of the work; the counties are all providing their shares of the required local match.

The original plans were prepared approximately 10 years ago, and the first updates were completed in 2010 for all four counties by LCOG. 

Although detailed goals and objectives have changed over time, the Overall Guiding Principles have stayed the same, including: 

  • Saving lives and protecting property.
  • Accessing funding to implement recommendations (projects and policies)

Click here for the Final Plan: Lowcountry Regional Multi-jurisdictional Natural Hazard Mitigation Plan
Soon to come: Beaufort County Hazard Mitigation Plan

Online Survey Results: Lowcountry Hazard Mitigation Community Survey Results