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    2009 Hazard Mitigation Plan Update

    April 30th, 2009
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    The City of Austin will hold a series of public meetings to get input on the 2009 Hazard Mitigation Plan update.  Residents are encouraged to attend and share their concerns for potential hazards and ideas for mitigation in their neighborhoods and in Austin at large.

    Also, please take the online survey at www.ci.austin.tx.us/oem/

    PUBLIC MEETINGS for 2009 HAZARD MITIGATION PLAN

    Monday, April 27 @ 5:30 – 6:30PM

    EAST:  Oak Springs Library, 3101 Oak Springs Dr., (512) 926-4453

    NORTH:  Spicewood Springs Library, 8637 Spicewood Springs Rd., (512) 974-3800

    Tuesday, April 28 @ 5:30 – 6:30PM

    WEST:  Howson Library, 2500 Exposition, (512) 472-3584

    SOUTH:  Manchaca Road Library, Blvd 5500 Manchaca Rd., (512) 974-8700

    The goal of the Hazard Mitigation Plan update for Austin 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.

    In 2004, Austin was the first City in Texas to have a Hazard Mitigation Plan approved by the Federal Emergency Management Agency. FEMA requires that the City update the Plan every five years to maintain certain grant
    eligibilities.

    The 13 hazards (with ranking) identified in the 2004 Plan are:  Flood / Wildland Fire / Major Urban Fire / Drought / Severe Winter storm / Tornado & Windstorm / Hailstorm / Dam Failure / Terrorism / Hazardous materials incident / Extreme heat / Fuel pipeline accident / Transportation collision.

    For more information contact: Erin Capps – (512) 769-5483 / ecapps@h2opartnersusa.com

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