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Eno-Haw Regional Hazard Mitigation Plan

Media Contact
John Payne
Alamance County Emergency Services
Phone: 336.227.1365
john.payne@alamance-nc.com

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

ALAMANCE COUNTY SEEKS PUBLIC INPUT
Eno-Haw Regional Hazard Mitigation Plan

ALAMANCE COUNTY, NC (November 24, 2014)—Alamance County is joining the counties of Orange and Durham in coordination with their participating municipal jurisdictions, to prepare a regional hazard mitigation plan that will cover the three-county “Eno-Haw” area.

The counties are seeking the public’s input regarding the plan on Thursday, December 4, from 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. at the Whitted building second floor meeting room. This building is located at 300 W. Tryon Street in Hillsborough, NC 27278. This will be the first of two public input sessions.

The Eno-Haw 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. It will build upon the separate hazard mitigation plans initially prepared in each county.

The plan will also serve to 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.

Project information is available online at http://www.readyorange.org and a public participation survey can be accessed at https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/aodhazardmitigation

To learn more about this project or to get involved, please call Kirby Saunders at 919. 245.6100 Ext. 6135 or send an e-mail to ksaunders@orangecountync.gov