Hays County Hazard Mitigation Plan Update Status
Jan. 23, 2017
Hays County is currently coordinating the countywide update of the Hays County Hazard Mitigation Plan, which includes participation from all cities and villages in Hays County as well as the County itself. This planning effort is expected to continue until the plan draft is complete in the spring of 2017.
A Hazard Mitigation Plan outlines actions that can be taken to reduce or eliminate long-term risk to people and their property from natural hazards. It is an effective tool in identifying risks from and vulnerabilities to natural hazards, allowing communities to take action to protect its people and infrastructure before disasters occur. These plans are required as a condition for receiving federal mitigation grant funding for projects. The plan is updated every five years and the current effective plan will expire in November 2017. The current plan is available below under the documents section.
Part of the effort includes encouraging public feedback and involvement throughout the process. Citizens can provide their input regarding local community hazards by taking part in the Hays Hazard Mitigation Planning Public Opinion Survey.This questionnaire can be completed via the online survey tool at:
Questionnaire responses will be collected through February 15, 2017.
For further information regarding the plan, please contact Kharley Smith, Hays County Emergency Services Director at Kharley.Smith@co.hays.tx.us or Jeff Hauff, Hays County Grants Administrator at Jeff.Hauff@co.hays.tx.us. Additional information will also be posted on this website as it becomes available.
Presented below are the draft Hazard Mitigation Plan documents for review and comment. Public comments on the proposed draft documents will be accepted from July 12 through July 26, 2017. Please submit any comments to HMPComments@co.hays.tx.us or through regular mail to: Grants Administration Department, Hays County Government Center, 712 S. Stagecoach Trail, Suite 1204, San Marcos, Texas, 78666”. Written comments are preferred, and questions may also be directed to the above addresses.