The Department of Emergency Services has published an updated hazard mitigation plan. The purpose of this plan is to prevent or reduce loss of life and injury and to limit future damage costs by developing
methods to mitigate or eliminate damage from various hazards. Beginning in 2002, states were
provided funding under this act to carry out the planning process.
To develop the new hazard mitigation plan, a Planning Committee composed of representatives from various county and municipal agencies, including Emergency Management, Planning, and the Health Department was formed. Its task was to review information concerning the hazards that are most likely to affect the County and provide public information to citizens concerning the planning process.
The full plan can be viewed at: http://garrettcounty.org/resources/emergency-services/pdf/2012-Garrett-County-Hazard-Mtigation-Plan-Update.pdf