City Seeks Input on a Plan to Reduce Houston’s Vulnerability to Natural Disasters

Hazard Mitigation Plan

We value your input

As part of a five-year hazard mitigation planning cycle, the City of Houston Office of Emergency Management (OEM) is updating the Hazard Mitigation Action Plan, which sets priorities for projects funded by city, state and federal dollars in an effort to reduce Houston’s vulnerability to natural hazards. As part of the process, the City will be hosting a public meeting to solicit feedback from the community before a team of planners re-works the plan.

The meeting will take place:
Tuesday, May 2nd
6:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Location:
Burnett-Bayland Community Center
6000 Chimney Rock Road
Houston, Texas 77081

The purpose of the public meeting is to provide a project overview from H2O Partners, Inc., consultant to the project, and solicit information from residents. Public input will help the project team to identify and analyze potential hazards affecting residents and recommend possible actions to reduce their impact. Hazards can include floods, tornadoes, wildfires, winter storms, and other major disasters.
The goal of the Hazard Mitigation Plan is to minimize or eliminate the long-term risk to human life and property from known hazards by identifying and implementing cost-effective mitigation actions. Mitigation is defined by the Federal Emergency Management Agency as sustained actions taken to reduce or eliminate long-term risk to people and property from hazards and their effects.

If you cannot attend the public meeting, information about the planning process and a public participation survey can be obtained by contacting Heather Ferrara, H2O Partners, Inc. by email at heather@h2opartnersusa.com, or via phone to Jeffrey LaCour in the Office of Emergency Management at 713.884.4459.

This meeting is open to the public, and all are welcome. If you need an accommodation to participate in this meeting (ex. ASL Interpretation, Captioning, etc.) please contact Jeffrey LaCour in OEM via email at Jeffrey.LaCour@houstontx.gov or by calling 713.884.4459. If possible, please provide at least three business days to process your request for accommodation.

For more information, please contact

City of Houston Office of Emergency Management

wwwinfo@houstonoem.org 

houstonoem.org