Strawberry Point's Hazard Mitigation Plan
Period for Public Input: Now through May 31
Tentatively Scheduled for Approval at the June 2 Council Meeting (Alternate Date is June 16)
Why does Strawberry Point need a Hazard
The short answer is because the government says we do. The better answer is because it will help us in times of need. The purpose of hazard mitigation is to reduce or eliminate long-term risk to people and property from hazards. The plan was prepared pursuant to the requirements of the Disaster Mitigation Act of 2000 and to achieve eligibility for the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Flood Mitigation Assistance, Pre-Disaster Mitigation, and Hazard Mitigation Grant Programs.
The city's planning process followed a methodology prescribed by FEMA, which began with the identification and formal appointment of the Hazard Mitigation Planning Committee (HMPC) comprised of key stakeholders in the City of Strawberry Point. They conducted a risk assessment that identified and profiled hazards that pose a rist to the City of Strawberry Point, assessed the city's vulnerability to these hazards, and examined the capabilities in place to mitigate them. This plan, once approved, will be reviewed annually and revised as needed.
Upper Explorerland Regional Planning Commission (UERPC) assisted the HMPC in the creation of this plan and will assist through out the FEMA approval process.
Public Input Is Requested
From now until June 1, 2010, the public is asked to review the plan and comment on it. Comments should be given to either city hall or the mayor. Once comments are addressed in the plan, the council will approve the plan, and then the plan is sent to FEMA for approval. The link below will take you to our plan. You will need a PD file reader to view the file (Adobe Acrobat Reader or FoxIt Reader).
Click Here To View Strawberry Point's Multi-Hazard Mitigation Plan