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If you’re ready for a zombie apocalypse, then you’re ready for a flood

The City of Charlotte, Mecklenburg County, and the towns of Cornelius, Davidson, Huntersville, Matthews, Mint Hill and Pineville have launched a zombie campaign to seek input for an update to Mecklenburg County’s Multi-jurisdictional Hazard Mitigation Plan (HMP). The next meeting will focus on flood mitigation and how it relates to the plan.

A survey has been developed to receive comments about hazards in our community. The survey will be available until Dec. 31, 2014. The survey link, along with more information about the HMP, can be found at:  http://www.charmeckem.net/node/703.

The HMP will identify local policies and actions for reducing risk and future losses caused by natural hazards such as floods, winter weather and tornadoes. Covering the city, county and the surrounding six municipalities, the plan must be updated every five years as required by law.

The public is invited to the next meeting to learn about flood-related hazards and how you can be prepared. Participants will also get an update of the previous meeting and can discuss other natural hazards with staff. It is vital to have the public’s input on hazards, mitigation goals, strategies and actions for the plan. The opportunities for the public’s involvement are:

-         Tuesday, Dec. 16 from 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Huntersville Town Hall
(101 Huntersville-Concord Road, Huntersville, N.C. 28078)
Flood mitigation: Mitigation strategy for floods will be presented and information on the HMP will be available.

-         Summer 2015, 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Location and Date: TBD
Final Plan Review: Review of the draft Hazard Mitigation Plan.

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