Gwinnett will share the 2020 Multijurisdictional Hazard Mitigation Plan update July 12. (Courtesy John Spink for the AJC)

Gwinnett to share multijurisdictional hazard mitigation plan update

The Gwinnett County Office of Emergency Management will conduct a public meeting to discuss the 2020 Multijurisdictional Hazard Mitigation Plan update at July 12 in Conference Room A at the Gwinnett Justice and Administration Center, 75 Langley Drive in Lawrenceville.

A hazard mitigation plan works to identify risks and exposures associated with natural disasters and develops long-term strategies for protecting people and property from future hazardous events.

Attendees at the meeting will receive an overview of the plan update and the county’s identified hazards and have an opportunity to ask questions and provide input. Current and future mitigation projects that were identified during the planning process will also be discussed.

The Federal Emergency Management Agency requires five-year updates to the plan to be eligible for federal funding for planning and capital projects that may be needed to address problems identified in the plan. An example might include plans to address locations routinely at risk of flooding.

The Gwinnett County Office of Emergency Management is a unit of the Gwinnett County Police Department and handles planning for emergencies and disasters, coordinating responses to incidents, directing hazard mitigation, and assisting Gwinnett government and its residents in recovery after an incident.

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