Ways to Engage

Opportunities to engage in the plan update process include participation in the hazard risk online survey, meetings, and reviewing the working draft plan as it is developed.  Please click on the button below to participate in the hazard risk online survey.  In addition, information on planning meetings scheduled throughout the plan update process and meeting notes are included on this page. 

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Hazard Risk Public Survey

The Hazard and Flood Mitigation Plans form the foundation for St. Mary's County and its municipality’s long-term strategy to reduce disaster losses and break the cycle of disaster damage, reconstruction, and repeated damage. The purpose of these plans is to identify, plan, and implement cost-effective hazard mitigation measures through a comprehensive approach known as hazard mitigation planning. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) requires hazard mitigation plans to be updated every five years.

To that end, the St. Mary's County Multi-Jurisdictional Hazard Mitigation Plan update is underway. This is an update to the previous 2017 Multi-Jurisdictional Hazard Mitigation Plan. The St. Mary's County Department of Emergency Services is the lead agency for this plan effort. Therefore, the Department of Emergency Services is seeking input on stakeholders' concerns regarding hazards. This survey is being used to collect your insight and perspective on hazards identified in the Plan. 

Meetings & Events

Meetings and events will be posted here throughout the plan update process. 

People Gathering in a Meeting Together

 Video  created by the Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE),

information provided to St. Mary's County by:
Jim George, PhD
Policy Advisor

MDE- Water and Science Administration