2012 Multi-Jurisdictional Hazard Mitigation Plan for

Berkeley and Morgan Counties

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Hazard Mitigation Planning identifies policies and actions that can be implemented over the long term to reduce the negative impacts from future disasters on lives, property, and the economy.

Under the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act (Public Law 93-288), as amended, State, Tribal, and local governments are required to develop a hazard mitigation plan as a condition for receiving certain types of non-emergency disaster assistance, including Hazard Mitigation Grant Program, Pre-Disaster Mitigation Program, and Flood Mitigation Assistance Grants.


Regional Broadband Strategic Plan

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The Region 9 Council created a Regional Broadband Planning Team to oversee and advise the development of a Regional Broadband Strategic Plan. The Team was comprised of volunteers from Berkeley, Jefferson and Morgan Counties representing business, economic development, education, emergency response, government, information technology, library, medical and service provider sectors.

The Plan includes six strategic objectives to improve broadband availability, reliability and utilization throughout the region over a three-year timeline.Funding for the Regional Broadband Strategic Plan was provided by the West Virginia Geologic and Economic Survey, Office of GIS Coordination (WVOGC) through a grant from the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA).

Plans and Studies

2017 Multi-Jurisdictional Hazard Mitigation Plan 

for Berkeley & Morgan Counties 

**Awaiting Adoption By Counties/Municipalities**


2017 Hazard Mitigation Plan 

Appendix A: Bibliography

Appendix B: Local Mitigation Plan Review Tool Crosswalk

Appendix C: Meeting & Participation Documentation

Appendix D: Critical Facilities

Appendix E: HAZUS Flood Reports

Appendix F: FEMA 2012 Recommendations for Improvement

County & Municipality Adoption Resolutions (To Be Submitted)

Eastern Panhandle Natural Gas Expansion Study

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Region 9 contracted with Thrasher to perform an analysis to determine the feasibility of expanding the supply of natural gas in the eastern panhandle and to identify the most economically beneficial route for a proposed pipeline that would distribute natural gas into Morgan, Jefferson, and Berkeley counties.    

Study Maps
 Study Maps