Atlanta-Fulton County Emergency Management Seeks Public Input on Update to its Hazard Mitigation Plan

Atlanta-Fulton County Emergency Management Seeks Public Input on Update to its HazarD Mitigation Plan

May 04, 2022
Residents can access the Hazard Mitigation Plan by visiting the Fulton County website

The Atlanta-Fulton County Emergency Management Agency (AFCEMA) in partnership with Tennessee-based BOLD planning Inc., is in the process of updating its Hazard Mitigation Plan (HMP). Mitigation planning helps community leaders better understand risks from natural hazards and develop long-term strategies that will reduce the impacts of future events on people, property, and the environment.

According to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), the planning process itself is as important as the resulting plan because it encourages communities to integrate mitigation with day-to-day decision-making regarding land use, floodplain management, site design, and other functions.

As a key part of the project, Fulton County is seeking feedback from stakeholders to incorporate into the plan. A draft of the plan will be posted on the Fulton County

A public comment period will be open from Tuesday, May 3rd, 2022 to Tuesday, May 17, 2022. Comments may be submitted online at

“We value the opinions of our stakeholders. This is a great opportunity for the residents of Fulton County to provide valuable input in the development of a Hazard Mitigation Plan that will benefit us all” said AFCEMA Director Matthew Kallmyer.

For more information on the Hazard Mitigation Plan please contact Lieutenant Destiny Ruffin at