Lowcountry Council of Governments seeks comment on hazard plan update

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From staff reports

The Lowcountry Council of Governments is requesting that the public review and provide comments on the final draft Hazard Mitigation Plan for Beaufort, Colleton, Hampton and Jasper counties.

The 2020 Lowcountry Natural Hazard Mitigation Plan is an update of the 2015 plan and combines the four counties into one streamlined document. The plan profiles the natural hazards including historic location and past occurrence data along with identifying the mitigation actions to save lives and to prevent major property damage and other losses caused by natural disasters in the Lowcountry region.

The plan represents the jurisdictions’ commitment to reduce the risks from natural hazards as well as to serve as a guide for decision makers as they commit resources to reducing the effects of natural hazards.

The report can be viewed on the Lowcountry COG website at https://www.lowcountrycog.org. Copies are also available upon request.

Written comments on the draft will be accepted until close of business Jan. 8, 2021. Send your comments to Maleena Parkey, Lowcountry COG, P.O. Box 98, Yemassee, S.C. 29945 or via email at mparkey@lowcountrycog.org.

For additional information regarding the draft Hazard Mitigation Plan, call 843-473-3987.