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The Department of Emergency Services, the Maryland Environmental Service, and Michael Baker International, Inc., are updating the Charles County Hazard Mitigation Plan.  The Hazard Mitigation Plan will be the blueprint for reducing property damage and saving lives from the effects of future natural and man-made disasters within the county.  Public comments on the plan is being accepted until Sunday, April 15.
This plan update is required to ensure jurisdictions within the county are eligible to receive certain types of state and federal funding, both before and after a disaster occurs.  Municipal officials actively participate in providing local information to be covered by the Hazard Mitigation Plan. 
The draft of the Charles County Hazard Mitigation Plan is available for review and comment at beginning Friday, March 16.  This website features information on hazard mitigation, the county planning process, announcements, and a calendar of events.
A copy of the draft plan is available for viewing at the Department of Emergency Services (10425 Audie Lane, La Plata), by appointment only.  To schedule an appointment, learn more or how you can get involved in the planning process, contact Michelle Lilly at 301-609-3429,, or by mail at Charles County Department  of Emergency Services, Attn: Michelle Lilly, 10425 Audie Lane, La Plata, MD 20646.