(INDIANAPOLIS) – The Indiana Department of Homeland Security (IDHS) will host two public meetings to answer any questions and receive comments about the 2019 State Multi-Hazard Mitigation Plan update.
The State Multi-Hazard Mitigation Plan lays the foundation to building resiliency in the State of Indiana by identifying Indiana’s greatest risks for disasters and creating strategies to mitigate these risks. This plan is required to be updated every five years by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).
The plan makes Indiana eligible to apply for, and receive, FEMA Hazard Mitigation Assistance funding through the Hazard Mitigation Grant Program, Pre-Disaster Mitigation Grant Program and the Flood Mitigation Assistance Program.
The public meetings will be held at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. on Thursday, March 14, 2019, at the Indiana Government Center South Auditorium, 302 W. Washington St., Indianapolis, IN 46204.
For each meeting, there will be a short presentation detailing the plan and the significant changes since the 2014 update. Afterward, the planning team will be available to answer any questions and receive input.
The draft plan also is available to the public for review and comment on the website.
Indiana Department of Homeland Security
Established in 2005, the Indiana Department of Homeland Security (IDHS) leads the way to a safer and more secure Indiana. With jurisdictions involving emergency management, building code enforcement, as well as training and certification for first responders around the state, IDHS works around the clock to protect the people, property and prosperity of Indiana. For more information about IDHS, visit dhs.in.gov.