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Posted on: May 3, 2022

Input sought on Denton County Hazard Mitigation Plan

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Denton County is seeking public input for an update to its Hazard Mitigation Plan, which includes The Colony. Public input will help the project team to analyze potential hazards affecting residents.

In turn, the team will recommend possible actions to reduce the impact of those hazards, which include: high winds, tornados, winter storms, hail, flood, drought, wildfire, dam failure, extreme heat, lightning, and expansive soils.

The goal of the Hazard Mitigation Plan is to minimize or eliminate the long-term risk to human life and property from known hazards by identifying and implementing cost-effective mitigation actions. Mitigation is defined by the Federal Emergency Management Agency as sustained actions taken to reduce or eliminate long-term risk to people and property from hazards and their effects.

The Plan includes Denton County and the Cities of: Argyle, Aubrey, Bartonville, The Colony, Copper Canyon, Corinth, Cross Road, Denton, Dish, Double Oak, Flower Mound, Hackberry, Hebron, Hickory Creek, Highland Village, Justin, Krugerville, Krum, Lake Dallas, Lakewood Village, Lewisville, Little Elm, Northlake, Oak Point, Pilot Point, Ponder, Providence Village, Roanoke, Sanger, Shady Shores, and Trophy Club.

Questions about the Hazard Mitigation Plan should be addressed to: H2O Partners Inc., planning consultants; Attn: Rhonda Murphy, Senior Mitigation Specialist by email at [email protected]

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