Hazard Mitigation Plans evaluate the historical occurrences of natural hazards and identify mitigation strategies and projects with the goal of minimizing or eliminating the long-term risk to human life and property from known hazards. Plans must be updated and receive FEMA approval every 5 years. A FEMA-approved Hazard Mitigation Plan is required for eligibility for grant funds through FEMA's Hazard Mitigation Assistance (HMA) programs. Funds from these federal grant programs may be awarded directly to the jurisdiction to implement mitigation projects identified in the Plan Update.
This survey will help us prepare for the future so we can:
Protect public safety and prevent loss of life and property during disasters
Identify cost-effective mitigation measures
Build partnerships by involving people, organizations, and businesses
Align risk reduction with other community objectives
Leverage FEMA funding
What hazards will be assessed in this survey?
Dam and Levee Failure Drought
Once hazards are assessed, what types of actions will the Planning Team consider?
Local Plans & Regulations
Structural and Infrastructure Projects
Natural Resource Protection
Public Education and Awareness
Besides taking the survey, how else can I get involved?
The City of San Marcos will hold a series of public meetings to gather public input for updating their Hazard Mitigation Plan. The purpose of the public meetings is to provide a project overview from H20 Partners, Inc., consultant to the project, and solicit information from citizens.
The public is invited to attend the following meetings:
Risk Assessment Public Meeting
May 10 at 5 p.m., San Marcos Activity Center, 501 E. Hopkins St.
Mitigation Strategy Public Meeting
July 12 at 5 p.m., San Marcos Activity Center, 501 E. Hopkins St.
What is the timeline on this plan?
March 2023: Initial public meeting
May 2023: Conduct risk assessment, host public meeting
July 2023: Conduct mitigation strategy, host public meeting