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Department of Planning and Zoning
Recovery Assistance and Mitigation Planning
Terrebonne Parish Hazard Mitigation Plan Update 2023
Terrebonne Parish is seeking input from the public on the Hazard Mitigation Plan Update. The parish has secured funding to review the past plan adopted in 2020 and revise it to meet today’s needs. Hurricane Ida caused unprecedented wind damage and our focus may shift from flood safety as the major priority to building techniques that make our homes, businesses and schools safer.
This Wednesday August 31, 2022
Office of Emergency Preparedness
101 Government Street
Gray, Louisiana 70359
August 31, 2022, the Steering Committee will meet to review the revised risk and vulnerability assessments prepared with the new maps that are under public review at this time. We will review the damages from Hurricane Ida, see projections from the future, and identify which areas of the parish or critical functions both public and private need to be included in the Hazard Mitigation Plan Update, and which hazards should be prioritized. This meeting is open to the general public. Other meetings to be announced will be held in the evening for the public as well.
The plan is required by FEMA to be updated every five years. The public is encouraged to participate in any of the meetings. After the meeting, all the materials and notes will be available at http://www.tpcg.org/index.php?f=flooding&p=hmpu.
The Steering Committee met in the spring to review the existing plan and discuss the approach to reducing risk in the Parish now that the first lift of the Morganza to the Gulf is complete. The full process will also investigate the Risk Assessment; Vulnerability Assessment, Assessing the Problems; Setting Goals; Reviewing Possible Activities; and Drafting the Action Plan.
The public is encouraged to attend these meetings and provide input and perspective to the planning process. Please visit the Parish website for more information and resources. A copy of the current Hazard Mitigation Plan and all other materials that will be made available on the website http://www.tpcg.org/index.php?f=flooding&p=hmpu will also be available in print at 8026 Main Street for public review.
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