Public feedback needed on 2018 Multi-Hazard Mitigation Plan
Ramsey County's department of Emergency Management & Homeland Security invites residents, organizations and public safety partners located in Ramsey County to provide feedback on the county's Multi-Hazard Mitigation Plan (MHMP - PDF). The plan is a requirement of the Federal Disaster Mitigation Act of 2000 and must be updated every five years in order to maintain eligibility for certain federal disaster assistance and hazard mitigation funding programs.
Ramsey County is vulnerable to a variety of potential natural disasters, which threaten the loss of life and property in the county. Hazards such as tornadoes, flooding, wildfires, blizzards, straight-line winds, ice storms and droughts have the potential for inflicting vast economic loss and personal hardship.
Public input is an important component of the plan. The planning team invites the public to consider and provide feedback related to these questions:
- What are the natural hazards you feel pose the greatest risk to your community?
- Have you experienced a previous disaster event?
- What concerns do you have and what sorts of mitigation actions or projects do you feel would help to reduce the damages of potential future events for your personal property, your community or Ramsey County?