Clackamas County seeks public feedback for strategy on disaster risk reduction

Update (11-8-18): The headline has been edited for clarity.

From: Todd Loggan, Public & Government Affairs, 503-742-4562

Media and Interested Parties

Clackamas County is asking the public to provide perspective and feedback to improve our planning before, during and after a natural disaster. Officially titled the Multi-Jurisdictional Natural Hazards Mitigation Plan, it is intended to provide a roadmap for providing federal funding in the aftermath of a disaster by assessing beforehand identified risks associated with natural disasters, and work on long-term strategies for protecting people and property. 
 
While it is impossible to predict precisely when these hazards will occur, the federal government requires communities to engage in this planning in order to receive disaster funding. Experience also shows that communities that participate in this planning are better equipped to deal with the impacts of natural disasters.

You can read the county’s plan, or visit the NHMP webpage

We want to hear from you!

Please take our NHMP survey

Survey results will be sent with the plan to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) in December-January.

For more information, members of the media may contact Todd Loggan at tloggan@clackamas.us or 503-742-4562.