November 7, 2019
Public Review Period for Hazard Mitigation Plan Open November 7 through 21
Harris County residents can review and provide comments on the Multi-Hazard Mitigation Action Plan, November 7-21. The plan is available online at https://bit.ly/2qua6jK
or can be reviewed in person at Houston TranStar. There will also be Public Workshop to go over the plan and take feedback will take place on November 14.
REVIEW IN PERSON:
- Main Lobby of Houston TranStar (6922 Katy Road, Houston, TX 77024)
- Plan will be on a table with a blue table cloth
- November 7th-21st, Monday-Friday, 8:00am-5:00pm
ATTEND THE WORKSHOP:
- Thursday, November 14th, 2019
- Houston TranStar Conference Center (6922 Katy Road, Houston, TX 77024)
Hazard mitigation planning for Harris County helps to identify strategies and actions that will reduce risk for those who live in, work in, and visit the county. In addition, hazard mitigation planning provides a viable planning framework for all foreseeable natural hazards that may impact the county.
For many years, federal disaster funding focused on relief and recovery after disasters occurred, with limited funding for hazard mitigation planning in advance. The Disaster Mitigation Act (DMA), passed in 2000, shifted the federal emphasis toward planning for disasters before they occur. The DMA requires state and local governments to develop hazard mitigation plans as a condition for federal disaster grant assistance.
The responsibility for hazard mitigation lies with many, including private property owners, commercial interests, and local, state and federal governments.
In preparing this update, Harris County has again partnered with local cities and special-purpose jurisdictions. The Harris County Multi-Hazard Mitigation Action Plan will help guide and coordinate mitigation activities throughout the planning area.
All citizens and businesses of Harris County are the ultimate beneficiaries of this hazard mitigation plan. The plan reduces risk for those who live in, work in, and visit the planning area. It provides a viable planning framework for all foreseeable natural hazards. Participation in development of the plan by key stakeholders helped ensure that outcomes will be mutually beneficial.