LEONARDTOWN, MD – The Department of Emergency Services seeks public input on its Multi-Jurisdictional Hazard Mitigation Plan. The Hazard Mitigation Plan identifies potential hazards and lists future projects to reduce or eliminate damage before a disaster strikes.
Mitigation not only saves lives but also reduces disaster costs. For every $1 spent on disaster mitigation, more than $6 is saved through preventive efforts rather than response and recovery.
Input from residents, community members, workers, and business owners will help ensure the success of the County’s hazard mitigation plan and projects. There are a variety of ways community members and stakeholders can participate:
- Public Survey: Take a survey to provide feedback on local hazards and disaster risk concerns. The survey is under 20 questions and takes around 10 minutes to complete. The survey is located on www.stmaryshazardplan.org.
- Follow Us: Follow us on Facebook at https://www/facebook.com/SMCEmergencyServices or https://www.facebook.com/StMarysCountyGovernment for hazard mitigation updates and other emergency preparedness, response and recovery information.
- Spread the Word: Tell your St. Mary’s County family, friends, and neighbors about the plan and how they can help!
- Reach Out: For questions regarding the plan, contact Amy Bledsoe, Department of Emergency Services, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Learn more about the St. Mary’s County Multi-Jurisdictional Hazard Mitigation Plan at www.stmaryshazardplan.org.