Brownsville PUB to host second hazard mitigation plan public meeting

Brownsville PUB to host second hazard mitigation plan public meeting
Brownsville Public Utilities Board
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Wednesday, June 11, 2014 - 3:50pm

The Brownsville Public Utilities Board (BPUB) will hold a public meeting on Tuesday, June 17 to gather public input in development of a Hazard Mitigation Action Plan for the Brownsville Public Utilities Board and the City of Brownsville. The meeting is from 3:30–5 p.m. at the Brownsville Event Center, 1 Event Center Drive, 78526. The public, area businesses and organizations throughout the area are encouraged to attend.

The purpose of the public meeting is to provide a project overview from H2O Partners, project consultant, and solicit information from residents and interested organizations. Public input will help the project team to identify and analyze potential disasters associated with natural hazards and recommend possible actions to reduce their impact throughout the planning area. Hazards can include droughts, floods, hurricanes, tornadoes, wildfires and other natural hazards.

The goal of the Hazard Mitigation 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 measures. Mitigation is defined by the Federal Emergency Management Agency as sustained actions taken to reduce or eliminate long-term risk to people and property from hazards and their effects.

This will be the second public meeting held about the development of a Hazard Mitigation Action Plan. Those unable to be at the first meeting are encouraged to attend.

For detailed information about the planning process, contact Project Manager Cathy Meek at (512) 924-9874 or cathy@h2opartnersusa.com.

If you cannot attend the public meeting, a link to an online public survey has been posted to BPUB’s website at: http://www.brownsville-pub.com/i-want-to-/take-a-survey.

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