FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Local Emergency Management Office
Public Open House – Taylor County Hazard Mitigation Plan
Taylor County is currently developing a countywide All-Hazards Mitigation Plan. The purpose of this All-Hazard Mitigation Plan is to (1) assist the county in identifying and reducing its risk from natural and human-caused hazards; (2) identify actions that can be taken to prevent damage to property and loss of life, (3) and prioritize funding for mitigation efforts. This project is being funded by a grant allocated by the Wisconsin Emergency Management Agency and funded by the Federal Emergency Management Agency.
The Taylor County Emergency Management Department is holding a public open house on July 15th, from 4:00pm to 6:00pm at the Community Building at the Fairgrounds at the intersection of Hwy 13 & 64. The purpose of the open house is to discuss the development of the Hazard Mitigation Plan, describe the work completed to date, and highlight some of the hazards that could present the greatest risks to the county. Members of the planning committee will be available to answer questions and listen to community and stakeholder comments. Display boards will be available to help explain the planning process and summarize the results of the hazard risk assessment undertaken as a key component of the Hazard Mitigation planning effort.
Questions or comments regarding this public open house should be directed to Bill Breneman at the:
Taylor County Emergency Management Office