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Celebrating 150 Years in Garrett County, Maryland: 1872-2022

Public Survey

The  Hazard Mitigation Plan forms the foundation for Garrett County and its municipalities' long-term strategy to reduce disaster losses and break the cycle of disaster damage, reconstruction, and repeated damage. The purpose of this plan is to identify, plan, and implement cost-effective hazard mitigation measures through a comprehensive approach known as hazard mitigation planning. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) requires hazard mitigation plans to be updated every five years.

To the end, the Garrett County Hazard Mitigation Plan update is underway. This is an update to the previous 2018 Hazard Mitigation Plan. Garrett County's Department of Emergency Services is the lead agency for this plan effort.
 
One of the first steps in the planning process is to complete the Hazard Identification Risk Assessment (HIRA).  FEMA requires natural hazards be identified and assessed. Therefore, the Department of Emergency Services is seeking input on stakeholders' concerns regarding hazards. This survey is being used to collect your insight and perspective on hazards identified in the Plan. 
 
Please take our public survey.