Waukesha County

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Waukesha County Public Meeting and Invitation to Participate in Community Preparedness Study about Potential Disasters

Waukesha County Emergency Management will be hosting a public information and planning session to gather input from Waukesha County residents regarding potential emergencies and disasters that could impact the County. These sessions are part of the Multi-Jurisdiction All-Hazard Mitigation Plan, which is undergoing a mandatory 5-year update. The public meeting will be held on:

  • Tuesday, August 24, 2021 from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at 1621 Woodburn Rd., Waukesha, WI 53188
  • To register for the public meeting, please use the following registration link: http://www.isc-registration.com/waukesha-public-meeting.html

The meeting will provide the public an opportunity to review the potential hazards that could occur within the County and will request input for the various mitigation measures intended to eliminate or reduce the negative impact of those hazards.

The U.S. Federal government requires local and state governments to have a FEMA-Approved Multi-Hazard Mitigation Plan as established by the Disaster Mitigation Act of 2000 in order to qualify for Building Resilient Infrastructure and Communities (BRIC) and Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP) project grant dollars. These programs are critical sources of Federal funding, especially for a community that wants to proactively initiate mitigation projects using BRIC dollars, or for a community that needs HMGP funding following a presidentially declared disaster.

Waukesha County residents and businesses can also help the county update its emergency preparedness plans by participating in a voluntary online questionnaire. Feedback from the confidential 10-minute survey will enable Waukesha County Emergency Management to better serve residents and businesses before, during, and after an emergency or disaster.

To fill out the questionnaire, go to: http://waukesha.preparedness2021.alchemer.com/s3/

The survey will remain open until September 30, 2021.

For a hard copy version of the survey, please contact the Emergency Management Coordinator at ggoodchild@waukeshacounty.gov or call 262-446-5077.