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City’s emergency plan up for annual review

Wednesday, January 8, 2020 by Tai Moses

Have you ever wondered how well prepared Austin is in case of emergency? How would the city’s EMS respond to a real disaster – say massive flooding, viral contagion or terrorist attack? Now’s your chance to get some answers to those questions. The city’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Management will be holding its annual public meeting to review and discuss the city’s Emergency Operations Plan. The plan, according to HSEM, “was established to provide a generalized and conceptual framework for the efficient use of resources, and coordinated or multi-agency response to any major emergency or disaster that may impact the metro area. The plan establishes guidelines for how the city will respond to all hazards within its boundaries.” Stakeholders and community members will have the opportunity to provide feedback and comment on the operations plan as well as receive emergency preparedness and safety information. 4 p.m., Friday, Jan. 31, Austin City Hall, Boards and Commissions Room, 301 W. Second St.

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