Hazard mitigation efforts could include projects such as flood channel clearing, road and bridge design changes, property buyouts, building code changes or public alert systems. (Sally Grace Holtgrieve/Community Impact Newspaper)
The city of Georgetown is in the process of updating its hazard mitigation plan. The plan, which is updated every five years, 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, a news release said.
Hazard mitigation efforts could include projects such as flood channel clearing, road and bridge design changes, property buyouts, building code changes, or public alert systems, according to the release.
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. The survey tool also asks residents to share if they have been affected by disaster events and about areas of the community they think are particularly vulnerable, should any type of disaster occur, the release said. To help gather this information, the city has created an online survey in English and Spanish:
“We encourage all residents of Georgetown, as well as folks who work in Georgetown and live elsewhere, to complete the survey,” said Raymond Mejia, emergency management specialist for the city of Georgetown, in the release.
The survey is open through Jan. 17. After the survey closes, results will be compiled and included in the plan where applicable, according to the release, which also said the draft plan will be shared with the public in the spring.