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Posted on: September 6, 2017

[ARCHIVED] Work continues on the update of the Pitkin County Hazard Mitigation Plan


The final workshop to update the Pitkin County Hazard Mitigation Plan is September 14, 2017, 9:30 to 2:30pm, at the Pitkin County Library. The public is encouraged to attend. The update is a multi jurisdictional effort being facilitated by Pitkin County Emergency Management.

The primary purpose of the update is to identify opportunities for implementing specific mitigation actions to reduce risks and mitigate future losses from natural hazard events. A FEMA approved HMP is a requirement of the Disaster Mitigation Act of 2000 for communities to remain eligible for pre and post disaster mitigation grants.

At the last workshop approximately 50 participants provided input on local risks from natural hazards in terms of probability, magnitude, and priority. Participants also reviewed the status of mitigation actions identified in the previous (2012) plan and determined which actions should be retained in the updated plan, with modifications as needed.

This is an opportunity for the public to give their input before the plan is sent out for review to the public, Dept of Homeland Security and Emergency Management, and FEMA.

Contact: Valerie MacDonald, Pitkin County Emergency Manager 970-379-6748

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