March 4, 2016

Public Meeting

STROUDSBURG, PA – The public is invited to a public meeting hosted by the Monroe County Office of Emergency Management and Monroe County Planning Commission presenting the public draft of the 2016 Monroe County Multi-Jurisdictional Hazard Mitigation Plan during a public meeting at 6 p.m., Wednesday, March 9th, at the Monroe County Public Safety Center 100 Gypsum Rd., Stroudsburg, Pa 18360

Residents, elected officials, emergency responders and other interested stakeholders are encouraged to attend.

The purpose of the meeting is to present the County’s approach to hazard mitigation planning and discuss the past and potential impacts of natural hazards in the County.  This is occurring as part of the five-year update to the County’s 2011 Multi-Jurisdictional Hazard Mitigation Plan, a process that began in August, 2015 and will continue to September of 2016.  The Monroe County Hazard Mitigation Planning Committee was created to steer the process and consists of representatives from County departments, incorporated municipalities, and stakeholders from state and federal government and private industry. The meeting will include a presentation on the County’s vulnerability to natural and human-made hazards such as flood, tornado, winter storm and others. Public comment on this aspect of the plan is being sought at this meeting.