Hazard Mitigation Plan
Georgetown is currently in the process of updating its Hazard Mitigation Plan. This plan, which is updated every five years, aims to minimize or eliminate the long-term risk to human life and property from known hazards, like 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.
As part of updating the current plan, the City is seeking input from the community to help identify, analyze, and prepare for potential hazards affecting residents, as well as to review the draft plan prior to its adoption.
We first asked residents, through a digital survey, to share whether they have been affected by disaster events and what areas of the community they think are particularly vulnerable to potential disasters. We received 349 responses to the survey while it was open (Dec. 17, 2020, through Jan. 17, 2021). Nearly half of those who responded (47 percent) indicated they have been affected by a natural or manmade disaster in the last five years, the most common being hail (72 percent).
City staff are working to compile, analyze, and include survey responses into the draft plan so it reflects the priorities and concerns of Georgetown residents. Look for another survey in the spring 2021 as we finalize the first draft of this essential document. Survey links will be posted on this page, to social media, and in the City of Georgetown weekly e-newsletter. Click the links at the bottom of this page to sign up for news and to follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Nextdoor.