Draft Hazard Mitigation Plan Update Available for Public Comment through February 12, 2021.
The Fairbanks North Star Borough’s Emergency Operations Department, in partnership with the cities of Fairbanks and North Pole, is requesting public comment on a draft of the Multi-Jurisdictional Hazard Mitigation Plan (HMP) update. As part of this plan revision process, we encourage community members to submit any comments they may have about the plan via this comment form. We ask that all comments be submitted by February 12, 2021.
The HMP is a technical document that includes recommendations to the city councils, local utilities, and Borough assembly for projects that will help reduce the impact of natural hazards to our communities. Once the plan is approved by FEMA and adopted by each jurisdiction, the region will have access to grant funds and other assistance from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the State of Alaska.
The plan profiles six natural hazards – cryosphere, seismic, flood, ground failure, severe weather, and wildland fire- assesses community vulnerability and risk associated with these hazards and presents mitigation strategies for each hazard in order to reduce or eliminate long-term risk to people and property. Additionally, to further increase the resiliency of our communities, the plan update includes several all-hazard mitigation strategies.
January 19, 2021 6p.m.-8p.m. Public Open House held via Zoom. To register email firstname.lastname@example.org with HMP Open House as the subject line.