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Public invited to help Round Rock update action plan for disaster risks

Published on April 9, 2024 under RRnews

The City of Round Rock’s Emergency Management Division is inviting the community to participate in the upcoming Hazard Mitigation Action Plan (HMAP) update process through a series of public meetings and a survey.

The plan serves as a strategic guide to minimize threats to life and property in Round Rock from events such as floods, fires and storms. Hazard Mitigation Plans must be updated and approved by FEMA every five years to remain eligible for grant funds through FEMA’s hazard mitigation assistance program. An approved plan also earns application scoring points for a variety of other grant programs. 

Residents are encouraged to attend one of the following public meetings, where they can learn about the project, provide valuable feedback and engage directly with City officials and consultants from H2O Partners, Inc.:

  • Monday, April 15 at 5:30 p.m. – Public Safety Training Center, Room 1203, 2801 N. Mays St.
  • Wednesday, May 22 at 5:30 p.m. – Round Rock Public Library, Meeting Rooms A&B, 200 E. Liberty Ave.
  • Tuesday, June 18 at 5:30 p.m. – Public Safety Training Center, Room 1203, 2801 N. Mays St.

An 5-minute online survey is also available at https://tinyurl.com/RoundRockHMAP.

Public participation in this survey and/or attendance to the public meetings will provide the planning team valuable information that will be used in the development of the plan and educate the planning team’s approach. 

Questions about the process can be directed to Stevie Ann Hodgson-O’Donnell at (631) 921-2460, [email protected], or Emergency Management Coordinator Cheree Smith at (512) 341-3106, [email protected].

About the City of Round Rock’s Emergency Management Division: The Emergency Management Division, a part of the Round Rock Fire Department, is dedicated to preparing for, responding to, and recovering from emergencies and disasters. This division emphasizes community preparedness through public education on various safety topics such as severe weather, flood safety, and heat safety.

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Source: City of Round Rock

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