Residents and business owners in Loudoun County are encouraged to help build community resilience to disasters by participating in the Northern Virginia Hazard Mitigation Survey.
Loudoun County and the incorporated towns of Hamilton, Hillsboro, Leesburg, Lovettsville, Middleburg, Purcellville and Round Hill are part of a regionwide effort to update the Northern Virginia Hazard Mitigation Plan. The plan identifies strategies for reducing or eliminating loss of life, injury, and property damage caused by disasters as well as the long-term risks that result from hazards such as floods, severe storms, tornadoes, wildfires and winter weather.
In addition to preventing loss of life and injury and damage to buildings and infrastructure, hazard mitigation can prevent damage to a community’s economic, social and environmental well-being.
Members of the community can participate in the mitigation planning process by answering questions about natural hazards they are concerned about or have directly experienced in the past five years. The survey also asks for opinions on proposed mitigation strategies.
The brief survey is available online and is open through September 15, 2021.
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