Lincoln County Regional Planning Commission (LCRPC) in collaboration with Lincoln County Emergency Management Agency (LCEMA) are requesting public comment on the 2021 Hazard Mitigation Plan update. The public comment period is open from through Tuesday, Oct. 5.
Every five years, municipalities identify infrastructure and education projects that will mitigate against natural disasters relevant to their area. A detailed Risk Assessment is performed to inform which disasters are present in an area, and assess the costs and probability of disasters.
Participation in and adoption of the plan by the County and municipalities, and formal approval by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) unlock federal funding for hazard mitigation planning and projects.
“This document is an important tool to assess the areas susceptible to disasters and populations vulnerable when disaster hits. We are glad to have been part of developing actions and an outline for municipalities to address these issues,” says Emily Rabbe, LCRPC County Planner and co-writer of the plan.
“Lincoln County towns work hard to keep their communities safe, and the funding that adoption of this plan will open up benefits towns should the unfortunate happen. LCEMA is always available to help towns navigate these issues,” says LCEMA Director Casey Stevens and one of the contributors to the plan.
The plan is available for review and public comment via the LCEMA website and the LCRPC website. Read a draft of the plan and submit comments via the survey linked on the website. The plan will be submitted to the Maine Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) and FEMA for final review and approvals.
Lincoln County EMA website: https://www.lincolncountyema.net/
Lincoln County Regional Planning Commission website: https://www.lcrpc.org/