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Public encouraged to share thoughts, opinions about parish’s hazard mitigation plan

Public encouraged to share thoughts, opinions about parish’s hazard mitigation plan

The Lafourche Parish Hazard Mitigation Plan is currently being updated in a joint effort by the Lafourche Parish Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness and the LSU Stephenson Disaster Management Institute to identify and prioritize future efforts to reduce risks of damage from natural hazards such as flood and wind events.

The plan identifies Lafourche Parish’s vulnerability to the effects of natural hazards and the goals, objectives, and actions required to minimize (mitigate) future losses.

Completion of this plan update will allow the parish and its participating municipalities to apply for pre and post-disaster grant funding through FEMA.

The draft plan will be available to the public for a two-week period beginning June 23, and ending Tuesday, July 7.

To share your thoughts and opinions about the draft plan, please visit lafourchegov.org and click on the top rotator box titled “Hazard Mitigation Plan.” After clicking on the link, you will be able access the plan in its entirety as well as offer valuable insight to parish officials seeking your input before going forward with the completed plan.