Results of the survey will be incorporated into the Hazard Mitigation Plan, which will be used to identify and minimize risks the community does not believe have been adequately addressed.
“It is imperative that we continually look at the risks we face as a community during any sort of emergency and how we can minimize those threats to public safety,” said Mayor R. Rex Parris. “By preparing and educating now, we can prevent needless damage and physical harm should a disaster strike our City, or the surrounding areas.”
“The City wants to hear from the public regarding any potential areas of risk so that we can put together a solid mitigation plan,” said Assistant to the City Manager Kelvin Tainatongo. “This survey gives us the opportunity to determine how ready our residents are in preparation for emergencies, and enable the City to then structure outreach programs based on the feedback we receive.”
(Information via press release from the city of Lancaster.)