The City of San Antonio is sponsoring the development of a Hazard Mitigation Action Plan. The Plan will address natural and human-caused hazards that could potentially affect the planning area.
The goal of the plan is to minimize or eliminate the long-term risk to human life and property from known hazards by identifying and implementing cost-effective mitigation actions. Mitigation is defined by FEMA as sustained actions taken to reduce or eliminate long-term risk to people and property from hazards and their effects.
A FEMA-approved hazard mitigation plan is required for eligibility for grant funds through FEMA’s Hazard Mitigation Grant program. Grant funding may be available for critical projects such as acquisition and elevation of flood-prone and repetitive flood loss structures, drainage projects, and hardening critical facilities to minimize future damage from natural disasters.
Development of The Plan involves a risk assessment, multiple steps to analyze past and future hazard events that impact the area, and how these hazard risks and events affect people, buildings, and critical infrastructure. Another key component of the risk assessment is to assess the potential future impact of hazards based upon the current and projected development trends and plans for the City of San Antonio.
Public Participation is critical to the success of the mitigation planning process. The general public will be invited to participate in the planning process from beginning to end using the community’s website, local media, flyers, and other methods to disseminate invitations to attend public meetings. These meetings will be used to solicit input, participation and feedback from all interested attendees. These public meetings can help further define the hazards and actions to be taken to reduce the impact of hazards.
The City of San Antonio will seek to ensure that the general public, businesses, and other stakeholders remain aware of the planning process and are given an opportunity to participate and comment. This includes making components of the Draft plan available for public review and comment in advance of any formal consideration or approval.
A Public Survey has been created to help us better understand your concerns.
Please help us by completing this survey!
At the end of the planning process, results of the survey will be compiled and included in the final Hazard Mitigation Plan.
If you have any questions regarding the planning process please feel free to contact Lawrence Treviño, Emergency Manager for the City of San Antonio, at (210) 206-8580 or Emergency.OperationsCenter@sanantonio.gov.
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