County updating Multi-Hazard Mitigation & Resilience Plan

LIHU‘E — The Kaua‘i Emergency Management Agency invites residents to review and comment on the draft of the Kaua‘i Multi-Hazard Mitigation & Resilience Plan.

In May of 2020, KEMA embarked on a planning process to prepare for and lessen the impacts of specified natural hazards by updating the Kaua‘i Multi-Hazard Mitigation & Resilience Plan.

Responding to federal mandates in the Disaster Mitigation Act of 2000, KEMA began to pool resources to create a uniform hazard-mitigation strategy that can be consistently applied to the defined planning area and used to ensure eligibility for specified grant-funding success.

The 30-day public review period of the plan began Jan. 4, and ends on Feb. 2 at 5 p.m. Access a copy of the draft at kauai.gov/mitigation and clicking on the 2020 Update.

KEMA will host two live, virtual presentations on the plan and opportunities to receive public comment at the following virtual meetings on Zoom:

• Thursday, Jan. 14 at 6 p.m.;

• Saturday, Jan. 16 at 1 p.m.

Information on accessing both meetings can be found at tgilinks.com/3nqNkRD.

A recording of the virtual presentation with the opportunity to provide written comments are available on the plan website listed here.

For more information, contact KEMA at 241-1800 or visit kauai.gov/mitigation.

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