Emergency Management

Public Notice

Denton County Holding Hazard Mitigation Plan Public Meeting on April 26

Denton County will hold a public meeting on Tuesday, April 26, to gather public input for updating their Hazard Mitigation Plan. The Plan includes Denton County and the Cities of: Argyle, Aubrey, Bartonville, The Colony, Copper Canyon, Corinth, Cross Road, Denton, Dish, Double Oak, Flower Mound, Hackberry, Hebron, Hickory Creek, Highland Village, Justin, Krugerville, Krum, Lake Dallas, Lakewood Village, Lewisville, Little Elm, Northlake, Oak Point, Pilot Point, Ponder, Providence Village, Roanoke, Sanger, Shady Shores, and Trophy Club.

Denton County

This meeting will be held at 5:30 p.m. at 1 Courthouse Drive, 3rd Floor, Conference 2020 Room, Denton, Texas, 76208. 

The purpose of the public meeting is to provide a project overview from H2O Partners, Inc., consultant to the project, and solicit information from citizens. Public input will help the project team to analyze potential hazards affecting residents and recommend possible actions to reduce their impact. Hazards included are high winds, tornado, winter storm, hail, flood, drought, wildfire, dam failure, extreme heat, lightning, and expansive soils.

A public participation survey is available at: https://h2o.surveysparrow.com/s/denton-county-hazard-mitigation-plan-update/tt-bc5890 

The goal of the Hazard Mitigation Plan is to minimize or eliminate the long-term risk to human life and property from known hazards by identifying and implementing cost-effective mitigation actions. Mitigation is defined by the Federal Emergency Management Agency as sustained actions taken to reduce or eliminate long-term risk to people and property from hazards and their effects.

Questions about the Hazard Mitigation Plan should be addressed to H2O Partners, Inc., planning consultants; Attn: Rhonda Murphy, Senior Mitigation Specialist by email at rmurphy@h2opartnersusa.com.  

Mission

Coordinate efforts to build, sustain and improve Denton County’s capacity to prevent, mitigate, prepare for, respond to, and recover from disaster.

Vision

A comprehensive and coordinated emergency management program practically applied through teamwork and collaboration to lessen hazard impacts to Denton County.