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Disaster preparedness is a shared responsibility of all city departments, our residents, our business community and our service and faith-based organizations. Community preparedness and resilience depends on everyone doing their part to be aware of our potential hazards and being mentally prepared to quickly implement their shelter-in-place or evacuation plan. Being aware, building a kit and having a plan can help you, your family and our community be ready to respond to and recovery from any natural or human caused disaster.

Mitigation Plan for public Review and comment

A draft of the City’s updated Multi-Hazard Mitigation Plan is being made available for public review and comment. The plan assesses risks posed by natural hazards, identifies ways to reduce those risks, and allows the City to be eligible for mitigation funding from FEMA. A Hazard Mitigation Planning Committee (HMPC) that includes representatives from various city departments updated the plan over the past eight months with assistance from a consultant. The plan identifies hazard mitigation goals and a variety of mitigation projects with the intent of reducing losses from hazard events before they occur again. The planning committee is now soliciting public comment on the plan before it is finalized and submitted for FEMA review and approval. 

Please provide comments by June 18, 2018

Hardcopies will also be available for review upon request through Westminster Emergency Management. For more information, contact Greg Moser, Emergency Management Coordinator, at 303 658-4550 or gmoser@cityofwestminster.us.

MARPLOT TUTORIAL

MARPLOT (Mapping Application for Response, Planning and Local Operational Tasks) is a free to download and simple to use GIS tool put out by the NOAA/EPA. MARPLOT is used by Emergencies Managers to better illustrate community capabilities and may be useful to other organizations in need of GIS tools. The following tutorial was created by Westminster Emergency Management to provide a basic introduction to this valuable resource.

Summer Preparedness

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Family Preparedness

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