The Lowcountry Council of Governments (LCOG) conducts resiliency planning using various approaches for appropriately integrating resilience into the region’s community. The resiliency planning ensures the region’s communities better prepare for, respond to, and recover from any challenging, changing conditions, and unexpecting events. The goal is to reduce the impacts in the area, build and sustain community capabilities, protect the resources, and support the economy.
The resiliency planning includes, but is not limited to, development or update of policies and plans, development standards, and update of land use codes.
Natural Hazard Mitigation Planning
The Natural Hazard Mitigation Planning is required by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). A community must review and revise an existing plan to reflect changes in development, progress in local mitigation efforts, and changes in priorities and resubmit it for approval within 5 years to continue to be eligible for FEMA mitigation.
Military Installation Resiliency Review
The Military Installation Resiliency Review (MIRR) is focused on the communities surrounding the Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort and Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island. The goal is to protect resources necessary to enhance the community resilience and the resilience of the military installations.