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Hazard Mitigation Plan

The City is in the process of updating its Hazard Mitigation Plan, which is done every five years.

The Hazard Mitigation Plan 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 seeking feedback from residents on the draft plan update. Click here to download the draft plan and appendices.

Residents were able to provide input on the draft plan through May 30.

The City hosted an online survey, Dec. 17, 2020-Jan. 17, 2021, asking residents and business owners to help identify, analyze, and prepare for potential hazards.

During that survey, residents and business owners were asked to share whether they had been affected by disaster events and what areas of the community they thought are particularly vulnerable to potential disasters. We received 349 responses to the survey. Of those who responded, 47 percent indicated they had been affected by a natural or manmade disaster in the past five years, the most common being hail.

The results from the second round of public feedback will be compiled and included in the final draft plan that will be presented to the public and submitted for review and approval by the Texas Division of Emergency Management and Federal Emergency Management Agency.

The plan will then be presented to City Council for adoption.

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