Hazard Mitigation - Public Input Wanted

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Somerset County Hazard Mitigation Plan Public Meeting 2024

Somerset County’s Office of Emergency Management is updating its Hazard Mitigation Plan for the County and its municipalities for 2025. The plan identifies local strengths and weaknesses by focusing on existing and future buildings, infrastructure, and critical facilities that might be impacted by natural disasters and developing projects to harden weak points. Ultimately, the identified and implemented mitigation projects will reduce vulnerability and enable Somerset County to be more resilient to disasters.

“Somerset County has experienced its share of natural and man-made emergencies over the years, and while we’ve responded extremely well, we know we can do better by improving our planning, cooperation, and identifying infrastructure improvements,” said Commissioner Doug Singleterry, liaison to the Office of Emergency Management. “The Hazard Mitigation Plan update process is vital to being ready to mitigate the impact of the next storm, train incident, or even earthquake and we’re asking our residents to help us with the process.”

Residents are asked to assist the planning process by completing the online public input survey  or by attending the public hearing at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 16 at the Emergency Services Training Academy at 402 Roycefield Road in Hillsborough. This survey and public hearing are designed to gather information from around Somerset County to help us reduce the risk of injury or property damage. These questions are for information-gathering only and responses will be shared anonymously with municipal, state, federal, and county entities for planning purposes only.

Visit Somerset County Hazard Mitigation Plan for updates and additional information. 

Source: Somerset County Office of Public Information and Montgomery Township Office of Emergency Management

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