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All-Hazard Mitigation Plan Public Meeting Scheduled

Delaware Emergency Management Agency | News | Date Posted: Monday, May 20, 2013



(Smyrna) – The Delaware Emergency Management Agency (DEMA) has scheduled a public meeting on Thursday, May 23, 2012, to present updates to the State All-Hazard Mitigation Plan.  The meeting begins at 6pm, and will be held in the DEMA Training Room.

The State All-Hazard Mitigation plan examines natural hazards and assesses their risks.  Updates must be conducted on a three year cycle, and the deadline for completion of the next update is August 27th.  In order to continue eligibility for Hazard Mitigation Assistant (HMA) program funding, non-emergency categories of Public Assistance, and some Fire Management grants, DEMA has to assure that an updated plan is in place prior to the deadline.  Delaware has received millions of dollars through the programs in the past.

The Hazard Identification and Risk Assessment portion (HIRA) is a critical section of the Mitigation Plan, and the Mitigation Strategy maps out Delaware’s mitigation priorities for the next 3-5 years.

A Community Profile will be presented during the public meeting, identifying hazards throughout the state, and their risks.  An overview of changes and the prioritization of the hazards will also be shown.  The program will identify changes in capability assessment.  Completed actions and proposed new actions in mitigation strategy will also be presented during the meeting.

The Delaware Emergency Management Agency is located at 165 Brick Store Landing Road in Smyrna.  Attendees are to enter through the northeast door on the SR 1 side of the building.

 

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All-Hazard Mitigation Plan Public Meeting Scheduled

Delaware Emergency Management Agency | News | Date Posted: Monday, May 20, 2013



(Smyrna) – The Delaware Emergency Management Agency (DEMA) has scheduled a public meeting on Thursday, May 23, 2012, to present updates to the State All-Hazard Mitigation Plan.  The meeting begins at 6pm, and will be held in the DEMA Training Room.

The State All-Hazard Mitigation plan examines natural hazards and assesses their risks.  Updates must be conducted on a three year cycle, and the deadline for completion of the next update is August 27th.  In order to continue eligibility for Hazard Mitigation Assistant (HMA) program funding, non-emergency categories of Public Assistance, and some Fire Management grants, DEMA has to assure that an updated plan is in place prior to the deadline.  Delaware has received millions of dollars through the programs in the past.

The Hazard Identification and Risk Assessment portion (HIRA) is a critical section of the Mitigation Plan, and the Mitigation Strategy maps out Delaware’s mitigation priorities for the next 3-5 years.

A Community Profile will be presented during the public meeting, identifying hazards throughout the state, and their risks.  An overview of changes and the prioritization of the hazards will also be shown.  The program will identify changes in capability assessment.  Completed actions and proposed new actions in mitigation strategy will also be presented during the meeting.

The Delaware Emergency Management Agency is located at 165 Brick Store Landing Road in Smyrna.  Attendees are to enter through the northeast door on the SR 1 side of the building.

 

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