Hazard Mitigation Plan

This plan represents the first in a series of proactive steps on the part of Radford University to reduce the impact of disasters and avoid potential losses and disruption. The plan will help guide the campus in making better land use and development decisions for new buildings, facilities, and utilities, as well as in the renovation of existing buildings and developments.

The Radford University Hazard Mitigation Plan identifies the hazards that may affect the University and assesses campus buildings’ vulnerability to these hazards. Mitigation strategies have been developed and prioritized to address the vulnerabilities identified in the plan. The plan also includes an assessment of the University’s existing capabilities to implement a hazard mitigation plan. The plan concludes with implementation and maintenance procedures.

The 2020 update to the Radford University's Hazard Mitigation Plan has been adopted by the University and approved by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).

In continuing to review and update plans, Radford University will formally join the New River Valley Hazard Mitigation Plan that is currently being drafted for adoption by the end of 2023.  As part of the plan development, The New River Valley Regional Commission is seeking community input to develop mitigation plans for future natural and human-caused disaster hazards in our region.

Learn more and give your feedback on this project by visiting Hazard Mitigation Plan | EngageNRV.  For specific questions regarding the Hazard Mitigation Plan being developed by the New River Valley Regional Commission, please contact New River Valley Regional Commission Senior Planner, Christy Straight at 540.639.9313 (ext. 209).

For questions or comments regarding the Radford University Hazard Mitigation Plan, please contact the Office of Emergency Management at 540-831-6696 or oem@radford.edu.