All local governments are required by FEMA to update their Hazard Mitigation Plans every five years. Plaquemines Parish last updated their plan in 2009. Plaquemines Parish’s 2009 Hazard Mitigation Plan update expires on March 29, 2015. In June of 2014, the Parish began the Planning Process to update the 2009 Plan. For the 2014 Planning Process, the Parish contracted the services of GCR Incorporated (GCR) as the planning team to assist the Parish’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness with the plan update.