Input needed for Hazard Mitigation Plan

We need your assistance! Please take a few minutes to complete a survey about hazard mitigation.

The counties of Alamance, Durham, and Orange, in coordination with their participating municipal jurisdictions, are preparing a regional hazard mitigation plan that will cover the three-county “AOD” area. The AOD Regional Hazard Mitigation Plan will identify local policies and actions for reducing risk and future losses from natural hazards such as floods, severe storms, wildfires, and winter weather. This is an update to the previous, individual hazard mitigation plans initially prepared and adopted by each county in coordination with their municipalities following the passage of the Disaster Mitigation Act of 2000.

The plan will meet key federal planning regulations which require local governments to develop a hazard mitigation plan as a condition for receiving certain types of non-emergency disaster assistance, including funding for hazard mitigation projects.

This survey provides an opportunity for you to share your opinions and participate in the mitigation planning process. The information you provide will help us better understand your hazard concerns and can lead to mitigation activities that help lessen the impacts of future disasters. Participation in this survey is voluntary and none of the information you provide will be attributed to you directly.

If you have any questions regarding this survey, or if you would like to learn more about how you can participate in the development of our Hazard Mitigation Plan, please contact one of the following county coordinators for this project:

Alva Sizemore, Alamance County Emergency Management, at 336.227.1365 or by email at alva.sizemore@alamance-nc.com.

Mark Schell, Durham County Emergency Management, at 919.560.0663 or by email at mschell@dconc.gov.

Kirby Saunders, Orange County Emergency Services, at 919.245.6100 Ext. 6135 or by email at ksaunders@orangecountync.org.