The City of McKinney invites public input to develop a City Hazard Mitigation Plan to protect against both natural and manmade hazards. Mitigation is the effort to prevent or reduce loss of life and property by lessening the impact of disasters.
A public meeting scheduled for 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 12, 2013, will offer an overview of the risk and vulnerability assessment and mitigation strategies. This third and final public meeting will provide the public an opportunity to comment on the risk and vulnerability assessment and the mitigation strategies prior to submitting these documents to the Texas Department of Emergency Management and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). The public meeting will be held at the John & Judy Gay Library located at 6861 W. Eldorado Pkwy., McKinney, Texas 75070. For more information, please call 972-547-2868.
“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 Karen Adkins, Emergency Management Coordinator.
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 following grant programs: Pre-Disaster Mitigation Competitive, Hazard Mitigation Grant Program and Flood Mitigation Assistance. The final plan will be submitted to FEMA for review and approval.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.