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:

Learn more about the St. Mary’s County Multi-Jurisdictional Hazard Mitigation Plan at www.stmaryshazardplan.org.

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