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Comal County residents are invited to provide their feedback on a new Hazard Mitigation Action Plan (HMAP) at a public meeting 5:30 p.m. Feb. 15 in Tejas Room of New Braunfels City Hall, 550 Landa.

The plan, which is required by the Federal Emergency Management Agency, focuses on reducing the risk to life and property posed by naturally occurring events such as storms and floods, said Jeff Kelley, Comal County emergency management coordinator.

“This is the first time Comal County is creating its own separate hazard mitigation plan,” he said. “As part of that process, the public will have several opportunities to provide their input on the natural hazards they face and the best ways to potentially mitigate them.”

The public also can complete a brief online survey at surveymonkey.com/r/ComalCountyHMAP.

In addition to helping Comal County increase its preparedness in the event of an emergency, a completed HMAP will make the county eligible for additional federal grants for hazard mitigation.

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