City welcomes public to discuss its hazard mitigation plan Thursday, Aug. 15

  • Tuesday, August 13, 2019 9:39am
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The city of Auburn hosts a public outreach event Thursday, Aug. 15 to review and discuss draft revisions to its hazard mitigation plan.

The public meeting is 6 to 7:30 p.m. in the Council Chambers at City Hall, 25 W. Main St.

The city has participated in the King County Regional Hazard Mitigation Plan since 2004. The update is part of the regular updates as required by FEMA.

The Auburn part of the plan identifies and evaluates the risks to natural disasters the city faces. Once completed this fall, the mitigation plan will include strategies for reducing the impacts on residents, businesses, infrastructure and other assets.

The city uses the plan to prioritize efforts to help make it a safer community for everyone. The mitigation plan also helps focus educational programs to teach the community how to be better prepared for a disaster.

City officials have completed the risk analysis portion of the revision and invites the public to review the risks identified and provide feedback to city emergency managers and staff that are developing the plan. Once it has a rough draft of the completed Auburn plan, the city will have another open meeting to review the plan and mitigation strategies.

The public will have an opportunity to review maps showing hazard areas and consider the impacts to the community. Key staff members will answer questions and discuss the risks. In addition to the meeting format, the city expects to put materials on its website for review and comments.

For more information, please call 253-876-1925 or email EmergencyPrep@auburnwa.gov.

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