Montrose, CO— Montrose County is seeking public input on the update to its Hazard Mitigation Plan. The plan, which is required by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), identifies hazards that pose a risk to the county and outlines strategies to reduce those risks.
“We need the public’s help to make sure that this plan is as comprehensive and effective as possible,” said Montrose County Emergency Manager Scott Hawkins. “The plan is a critical tool for helping Montrose County reduce its risk of disasters. We encourage everyone to take a few minutes to review the plan and provide their input.”
The update to the plan will focus on the following hazards: wildfires, drought, floods, and severe winter storms. The public is invited to provide input on the hazards that they believe should be prioritized in the plan. They can also provide input on specific mitigation strategies that they believe would be effective.
The deadline for submitting feedback is Nov. 15.
The updated Hazard Mitigation Plan is expected to be completed in the spring of 2024. For more information on the plan and to provide feedback, please visit here.