Welcome to the Somerset County
Through partnerships and careful planning,
identify and reduce the vulnerability to natural hazards in order
to protect the health, safety, quality of life, environment and
economy of the communities within Somerset County.
The goal of the plan is to identify projects that can reduce damages
from future natural hazards. The primary hazard in Somerset County is
flooding, but other potential hazards that were analyzed included
drought, extreme cold, extreme heat, snow, ice, hail, windstorms and
tornadoes, among others.
The study focused on existing and future buildings, infrastructure and critical facilities that might be impacted. Critical facilities include shelters and hospitals; infrastructure includes power-generation facilities, water utilities, roadways, railroads and communication systems.
The Multi-Jurisdictional Multi-Hazard mitigation plan has been formally adopted by Somerset County and each of its 21 municipalities. The plan was also formally adopted by the North Plainfield Board of Education. The full plan as approved by FEMA on March 31, 2009 can be found at: hazard mitigation plan
2012 Somerset County Board of Chosen Freeholders
Patricia L. Walsh, Director - Peter S. Palmer, Deputy Director
Robert Zaborowski - Patrick Scaglione - Mark Caliguire