State Hazard Mitigation Plan (SHMP)

2018 State Hazard Mitigation Plan (SHMP) Update 

2018 State Hazard Mitigation Plan - DRAFT Review: August 1, 2018 

Please note, internal plan links are not currently live. 

If you have any questions or comments on the draft plan sections, please reach out to Stephanie A. Smith, or (802) 241-5362. For consideration, final comments are required to be submitted by COB Monday, August 20, 2018.  


ON DRAFT 2018 Vermont State Hazard Mitigation Plan  

The Department of Public Safety, Division of Emergency Management (VEM) will be hosting a public hearing seeking input on the proposed natural hazards that may impact Vermont, the vulnerabilities to those hazards, the capabilities that exist in the State to address the hazards and the mitigation actions needed to reduce our vulnerability. 

Monday, August 20, 2018 | 2:30-4pm 
Public Safety Building, SEOC 
45 State Drive 
Waterbury, Vermont 
**you will need to have an ID to enter the building 

To review the DRAFT Executive Summary, click here. Check back prior to the meeting for the posting of the full DRAFT Plan. 

The public is also encouraged to submit written comments to VEM via email to Stephanie Smith,


  • VISION: Vermont will be safe and resilient in the face of climate change and natural disasters.  
  • MISSION: To protect life, property, natural resources and quality of life in Vermont by reducing our vulnerability to climate change and natural disasters.  
    • Protect, restore and enhance Vermont’s natural resources to promote healthy, resilient ecosystems.  
    • Enhance the resilience of our built environment - our communities, infrastructure, buildings, and cultural assets. 
    • Develop and implement plans and policies that create resilient natural systems, built environments and communities. 
    • Create a common understanding of – and coordinated approach to – mitigation planning and action. 

Steering Committee

The State Hazard Mitigation Plan Steering Committee is responsible for the high-level decision-making and steering of the SHMP update process, including cross-sector coordination and guidance. 

Working Groups

Working Groups will meet throughout the plan update process to provide subject matter and technical expertise on mitigation challenges and needs, and develop mitigation strategies. 

Vermont's State Hazard Mitigation Plan identifies natural hazards that affect Vermont, assesses risk and vulnerability to these hazards, and identifies top priority mitigation actions at the State level to remove vulnerability and create a more resilient Vermont. The 2013 Vermont State Hazard Mitigation Plan was approved by FEMA on November 18, 2013.  

Contact Information

45 State Drive
Waterbury, VT 05671-1300
(800) 347-0488
(802) 244-8721
(888) 545-7598 (TTY)

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