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Cumberland-Hoke Regional Hazard Mitigation Plan Update

Nov 27, 2019

Cumberland and Hoke counties have begun the process to update the five-year the Cumberland-Hoke Regional Hazard Mitigation Plan. The committee met Nov. 14 at the Lake Rim Recreation Center. Meetings to provide information and gather feedback from the public will be scheduled and announced next year.

 

The current Cumberland-Hoke Regional Hazard Mitigation Plan was adopted in 2016. The committee is made up of county and city departments, citizens and stakeholders from both counties. A comprehensive hazard mitigation plan helps a community to protect lives and property, avoid damage, reduce or eliminate future damages by guiding new development, speed post-disaster recovery and avoid interruptions caused by hazards.

 

Topics discussed at the Nov. 14 meeting were a project overview, review of the current plan, a process to update the plan, capability assessment and a strategy for public outreach and participation. Hazards included in the current 2016 – 2021 Regional Hazard Mitigation Plan include floods, earthquakes, hurricanes, winter storms, severe thunderstorms, wildfires, dam/levee failure and tornadoes.

 

To view the current plan, visit Cumberland County Emergency Services online at co.cumberland.nc.us/emergency-services and click on the Emergency Management tab. Residents may also look up information such as flood zones and fire districts on the County’s GIS website at opendata.co.cumbelrand.nc.us/.

 

For more information, call Cumberland County Emergency Management Coordinator Hendrix Valenzuela at 910-321-6960 or Hoke County Emergency Management Coordinator Andrew Jacobs at 910-875-4126.