Howard County’s Office of Emergency Management (OEM) will hold a public meeting on Wednesday, March 22nd from 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. in the Frances Hackley Multipurpose Room at the Harriet Tubman Cultural Center, 8045 Harriet Tubman Lane in Columbia, to gather public input and discuss the County’s Natural Hazard Mitigation Plan and Flood Mitigation Plan. These plans define goals and actions that can be taken to mitigate impacts from a variety of hazards, including flooding, within the County. Every five years, the County is required to update these plans.
This informational meeting will include a brief presentation followed by exhibit boards and activities around the room. Staff members from OEM and County’s Department of Public Works (DPW) will be on hand to explain both plans, answer any questions, and gather public comments. Meeting summaries will be posted to the plan webpage after the meetings.
Those unable to attend and who would like to view the information and/or have questions regarding the Natural Hazard Mitigation Plan should contact Ms. Lauren Chilton with OEM at 410-313-6030 or by email at [email protected]. For information and/or questions regarding the Flood Mitigation Plan, please contact Mr. Mark S. Richmond with DPW’s Stormwater Management Division at 410-313-6413 or by email at [email protected].
An interpreter for people who are deaf or hard of hearing will be available if requested seven working days prior to the meeting. Please call DPW at 410-313-3440 (voice) or use Relay at 7-1-1, between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.
For questions or more information about the meeting, contact Ms. Lauren Chilton, OEM, at 410-313-6030 or email [email protected].