County Seeks Public Feedback for Report on Disaster Response

Clackamas County is asking the public to provide perspective and feedback to improve planning before, during and after a natural disaster. Officially titled the “Multi-Jurisdictional National Hazards Mitigation Plan,” it is intended to provide a road map for providing federal funding in the aftermath of a disaster by assessing beforehand identified risks associated with natural disasters, and work on long-term strategies for protecting people and property.

While it is impossible to predict precisely when these hazards will occur, the federal government requires communities to engage in this planning in order to receive disaster funding. Experience also shows that communities that participate in this planning are better equipped to deal with the impacts of natural disasters.
You can read the county’s plan


. The county is also collecting public input on its plan. You can weigh in on that


. Survey results will be sent with the plan to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) in December-January.

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