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The City of Charlotte, Mecklenburg County and all six towns are asking the public to help identify natural hazards (floods, winter storms, tornadoes, severe thunderstorms) that affect their community the most.

The County’s Multi-jurisdictional Hazard Mitigation Plan (HMP) is in the process of being updated. The updated plan will identify local policies and actions for reducing risk and future losses from natural hazards. By law, this plan must be updated every five years.

The public is invited to participate in three meetings that will go over risk assessment, mitigation strategies and final plan review. It is vital to have public input into the updating of hazards, mitigation goals, strategies and actions for the plan.

Risk Assessment: Obtain local knowledge or concerns regarding hazard risks.
Thursday, Nov. 20 from 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Charlotte-Mecklenburg Government Center
(600 East Fourth Street, Charlotte, NC, 28202, Room 280)

Mitigation Strategy: Present the mitigation strategy and get feedback on mitigation goals and proposed mitigation actions.
Tuesday, Dec. 16 from 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Huntersville Town Hall
(101 Huntersville-Concord Road, Huntersville, N.C. 28078)

Final Plan Review: To review the draft Hazard Mitigation Plan.
Mid-February, DATE TBD, 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Matthews Town Hall
(232 Matthews Station Street, Matthews, NC 28105)

A survey has also been developed to receive comments about hazards in our community. The survey link, along with more information about the HMP, can be found at: http://www.charmeckem.net/node/703.

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