Georgetown seeks public input on Hazard Mitigation Plan draft

Apr 30, 2021

The City is seeking feedback on the draft Hazard Mitigation Plan, which was updated using feedback from residents.

The plan, which is updated every five years, aims to minimize, or eliminate the long-term risk to human life and property from known hazards, such as 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.

The City is asking residents and business owners to provide feedback to make sure the reflects the priorities and concerns of the community and proposes action items to address those risks. The updated, draft plan includes feedback from a public survey this past winter. The City received 349 responses to its first survey. Of those who responded, 47 percent said they have been affected by a natural or manmade hazard in the past five years, the most common being hail.

Residents and business owners can provide feedback on the draft plan by submitting comments on our website through May 30. Residents can also review the results of the City’s risk analysis, which was guided in part by the results from an earlier community survey and is included in the draft plan.

After the comment period closes May 19, results will be compiled, and included in the updated plan that will be submitted for review and approval by the Texas Division of Emergency Management and Federal Emergency Management Agency before being presented to City Council for adoption.

 

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