The City of Georgetown is currently in the process of updating its Hazard Mitigation Plan. This plan, which is updated every five years, aims to minimize or eliminate the long-term risk to human life and property from known hazards like droughts, floods, tornadoes, wildfires, and other major disasters.
Hazard mitigation efforts could include projects such as flood channel clearing, road and bridge design changes, property buy-outs, building code changes, or public alert systems.
As part of updating the current plan, the City is seeking input from the community to help identify, analyze, and prepare for potential hazards affecting residents. The survey tool also asks residents to share if they have been affected by disaster events and about areas of the community they think are particularly vulnerable, should any type of disaster occur.
To help gather this information, the City has created an online survey in English and Spanish languages.
“We encourage all residents of Georgetown, as well as folks who work in Georgetown and live elsewhere, to complete the survey,” said Raymond Mejia, emergency management specialist for the City of Georgetown.
The survey is open from Dec. 17 through Jan. 17, 2021. After the survey closes, results will be compiled, and included in the plan where applicable. The draft plan will be shared with the public in the spring.