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Public input sought on hazard mitigation plan

Post Date:07/30/2018

The City of San Angelo and Tom Green County will hold a public meeting on Wednesday, Aug. 8, to gather public input for a county-wide hazard mitigation plan. The meeting is at 5 p.m. at the Convention Center, 501 Rio Concho Drive. The public is invited and encouraged to attend the meeting.

The purpose of the public meeting is to provide a project overview from H2O Partners, Inc., a consultant to the project, and solicit information from citizens. Public input will help the project team to identify and analyze potential hazards affecting residents and recommend possible actions to reduce their impact. Hazards can include floods, tornadoes, wildfires, winter storms and other major disasters.

The goal of the hazard mitigation plan is to minimize or eliminate the long-term risk to human life and property from known hazards by identifying and implementing cost-effective mitigation actions. Mitigation is defined by the Federal Emergency Management Agency as sustained actions taken to reduce or eliminate long-term risk to people and property from hazards and their effects.

If you cannot attend the public meeting, information about the planning process and a public participation survey can be obtained by contacting Heather Ferrara, H2O Partners, Inc. by email at heather@h2opartnersusa.com.