Austin County hazard mitigation plan kick-off meeting set for Oct. 18

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The Houston-Galveston Area Council (H-GAC), in partnership with Austin County, City of Bellville, City of Brazos Country, Town of San Felipe, City of Sealy, and City of Wallis, is hosting the first public meeting to develop Austin County’s Hazard Mitigation Plan.  

The meeting will be held from 9 a.m. to noon, Oct. 18, at the Austin County Courthouse, 1 East Main St., Bellville.

A hazard mitigation plan is a strategic plan that proposes actions to reduce or eliminate long-term risk to people and property from future natural disasters. Public input and involvement is important for developing a comprehensive approach to reduce the effects of natural disasters on communities. 

All Austin County residents are invited to participate and contribute their local expertise during the planning process. Mitigation actions developed by participants will be considered for inclusion in the County’s Hazard Mitigation Plan to be submitted to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).

The meeting agenda is available on H-GAC’s website at http://www.h-gac.com/community/community/hazard/documents/10-18-17-Austin-County-Meeting-Agenda.pdf

More information on hazard mitigation plans is available on FEMA's website at https://www.fema.gov/hazard-mitigation-planning.

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