Monday , 25 September 2017

Public Meeting Set for City Hazard Mitigation Plan

mckinney logoThe City of McKinney will hold a public input meeting to develop a city Hazard Mitigation Plan on Wednesday, Nov. 20, at 6:30 p.m. at the John & Judy Gay Library, 6861 W. Eldorado Pkwy.

The Hazard Mitigation Plan serves to prevent or reduce loss of life and property by both natural and manmade hazards. During the public meeting, residents can consider an overview of the draft risk and vulnerability assessment and mitigation strategies.

“This plan will identify local hazards, assess the risks and vulnerabilities, and communicate ways to reduce loss of life and property damage before, during and after major emergency situations,” said Emergency Management Coordinator, Karen Adkins.

The draft risk and vulnerability assessment was conducted using statistical data and records from a variety of sources and the draft mitigation strategies include planning, policy and regulation changes, educational programs, infrastructure projects and other activities.

Accommodations and modifications for people with disabilities are available upon request. Requests should be made as far in advance as possible, but no less than 48 hours prior to the meeting. For more information and to submit requests please contact Lissa Shepard, Civil Engineer, at 972-547-7419 or contact ada@mckinneytexas.org

The Federal Disaster Mitigation Act of 2000 requires public input to have an approved hazard mitigation plan in order to qualify for federal funding from the several grant programs.

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