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City gathering input for hazard plan update

Thursday, July 16, 2020 by Tai Moses

It’s a dangerous world out there, as we well know. Aside from outbreaks of infectious disease, one must be prepared for natural disasters like wildfires, floods, hurricanes, and drought – and that’s just for starters. Fortunately, Austin has a Hazard Mitigation Plan that enables the city “to minimize or eliminate the long-term risk to human life and property from known hazards by identifying and implementing cost-effective mitigation actions.” The city is currently in the process of updating its hazard plan and would like feedback from community members. “Public input will help the project team to identify and analyze potential hazards affecting residents and recommend possible actions to reduce their impact,” says the city, which has scheduled four public webinars, to be held on the following dates:

  • July 21, 5:30- 6:30 p.m. – register here
  • July 23, 3-4 p.m. – register here
  • July 28, 5:30-6:30 p.m. – register here
  • July 31, 10-11 a.m. – register here

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