Westminster, MD, Monday, November 9, 2020 – Carroll County Emergency Management is reaching out to Carroll County residents to learn more about the types of hazards affecting our area and to help identify ideas for possible mitigation measures that might reduce the risk from those identified hazards.  Residents can help the county by participating in this short survey designed to help inform the Hazard Mitigation Plan update process.  Please complete the survey by December 1, 2020.

The Carroll County Department of Public Safety Emergency Management Division, in cooperation with the Carroll County Department of Planning and the Carroll County Department of Land and Resource Management, is currently updating the Carroll County Hazard Mitigation Plan.  Mitigation activities eliminate or reduce the probability of a disaster occurrence and are also designed to postpone, dissipate, or lessen the effects of a disaster or emergency, should one occur.  Flooding, tornadoes, winter storms, and drought are just a few examples of natural hazards that might affect Carroll County.

The Carroll County Hazard Mitigation Plan is developed and maintained both to identify and evaluate the level of risk that is posed by natural hazards and to help identify and prioritize possible mitigation projects and initiatives.

Thank you – your input is appreciated! Questions may be directed to Carroll County Emergency Management at 410-386-2296 or emergencymanagement@carrollcountymd.gov.