Commissioners Court Approves Countywide Draft Hazard Mitigation Plan, Calls for Public Comments through July 26
Hays County Courthouse, San Marcos, TX – The Hays County Commissioners Court has approved the draft 2017 Hazard Mitigation Plan for public comments through July 26. Each incorporated city or village in Hays County, as well as the County, has an annex that provides an overview of natural hazards, summarizes past hazard events, describes how these events will be recognized and addressed, and provides potential actions to consider to minimize the impact of natural hazards on life and property.
An executive summary, the plan in its entirety and an annex for the 11 incorporated communities within the County as well as the unincorporated area of the County, can be found under the Public Comments section of the webpage at
http://www.co.hays.tx.us/hazard-mitigation-plan-update.aspx, along with information on how to submit comments.
All incorporated communities in the County have been involved in the preparation of the plan. The plan is required by the Federal Emergency Management Agency to maintain eligibility for grant funds for the mitigation of hazards and other related purposes. After consideration of comments and review by the Texas Division of Emergency Management and FEMA, the final hazard mitigation plan will be presented to the Hays County Commissioners Court and each city council in Hays County for adoption.
Consultants Jeffrey S. Ward & Associates, Inc. and Halff Associates Inc. partnered to help facilitate the planning process and draft the Hazard Mitigation Plan documents.