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.
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.
Review the Plan
The Draft 2023 St. Mary's County Multi-Jurisdictional Hazard Mitigation Plan is available for review and comment. Please click HERE to view the plan. You may utilize this feedback form to the right to submit comments. You may also click on the Plan Cover below to review the Draft Plan.
Video created by the Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE),
information provided to St. Mary's County by:
Jim George, PhD
MDE- Water and Science Administration