Warren County Emergency Management Department and the Warren County Planning and Zoning Department are currently underway with updating the county’s Hazard Mitigation Plan. As a Local Planning Team, a diverse group of individuals have ranked the selected hazards that are included in the plan update. By using the risk factor assessment tool provided by the Federal Emergency Management Agency, the Local Planning Team discussed each of these hazards and assigned a risk factor score.
Hazards identified as high risk have risk factors greater than 2.5. Risk factors ranging from 2.0 to 2.4 were deemed moderate risk hazards. Hazards with risk factors 1.9 and less are considered low risk. The Local Planning Team then sent the results to each municipality in Warren County to obtain local input and knowledge.