Saturday, October 25, 2014

Public Session on Draft Hazard Mitigation Plan To Be Held October 27

From Middletown Alerts:

The Bayshore Emergency Management Association (BEMA) will hold a public meeting on Monday, October 27th at 7:00pm to review the draft Monmouth County Multi-jurisdictional Natural Hazard Mitigation Plan.

The plan is a documented evaluation of the hazards to which a community is susceptible and the extent to which these events may occur. It includes a hazard mitigation strategy which is designed to reduce and eliminate risks to people and property from natural hazard events.

The meeting will be held at the Atlantic Highlands Municipal Building, 100 First Avenue, Atlantic Highlands, NJ 07716. The public is invited to review the plan and make pertinent comments. This public session is hosted by the Bayshore Emergency Management Association, a consortium of Emergency Managers from Aberdeen, Atlantic Highlands, Hazlet, Highlands, Holmdel, Keansburg, Keyport, Matawan, Middletown, Sea Bright and Union Beach.

The draft plan is posted to and can be found under the OEM tab, for a 28-day review and public comment period. Public comments can be sent to until November 18th.

Once applicable comments are compiled into the plan and the draft is approved by the county and FEMA, each municipality will be required to formally adopt the plan. They will then continue to be eligible for pre and post disaster mitigation grant funding.

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