Saint Paul Invites Public Review and Comments for the Updated All-Hazard Mitigation Plan

SAINT PAUL (May 22, 2019) –  The City of Saint Paul has completed an updated draft of the All-Hazard Mitigation Plan, as required by the Federal Disaster Mitigation Act of 2000.  Community involvement and feedback are vital to the success of the plan.  Saint Paul invites public review and feedback of the draft plan by June 14, 2019.  The plan will be reviewed and approved by the State of Minnesota and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). 

“Saint Paul’s all-hazard mitigation plan helps ensure we are prepared to protect people and infrastructure in our city,” said Rick Schute, Director of Emergency Management. “Our 2019 updates identify cost-effective and sustainable actions, and we invite the public to provide feedback between now and June 14 as we prepare to adopt the plan later this year.”

The All-Hazard Mitigation Plan identifies risks and vulnerabilities in the City of Saint Paul, and develops mitigation strategies to reduce or eliminate long-term risks.  Local jurisdictions are required to update the plan every five years to remain eligible for pre-disaster and post-disaster mitigation grant programs.  The plan update was completed under the direction of the Saint Paul Department of Emergency Management, in partnership with an outside hazard mitigation technical expert and input from multiple city, county, state, and federal departments and agencies. 

The plan review and comment period will be open until June 14, 2019.  A copy of the draft plan and a feedback form is available online at https://www.stpaul.gov/hazardplan

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MEDIA CONTACT:
Mike Lovas
Saint Paul Emergency Management
mike.lovas@ci.stpaul.mn.us