The City of Bossier City is currently updating their Local Hazard Mitigation Plan. The purpose of this plan is to guide hazard mitigation planning to better protect the people and property of the City of Bossier City from the effects of natural hazard events before they occur and to maintain eligibility for mitigation funding from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). This Plan demonstrates the City's commitment to reducing risks from hazards and serves as a tool to help decision makers direct mitigation activities and resources to decrease its vulnerability and increase its resiliency and sustainability to better serve the people and community of Bossier City.
The plan addresses a comprehensive list of hazards - including dam/levee failure, drought, earthquake, flooding, severe weather, soil hazards, tropical storms, and winter storms - and assesses the likely impacts of these hazards to Bossier City. It sets goals and prioritizes projects to reduce the impact of future disasters on people and property in the City.
Public input is welcomed and valued in this important plan that must be approved by the Bossier City Council, the State of Louisiana, and FEMA. Your comments and ideas are invited and encouraged at an upcoming meeting, which will describe the status of this planning project, plan findings, and the schedule for project completion and implementation. The public meeting will be held at the following time and location:
January 31st, 2011 at 6pm, Bossier City Civic Center (Barksdale Room), 620 Benton Rd., Bossier City
The Draft Plan may be reviewed at the following locations:
Please review the Bossier City Local Hazard Mitigation Plan, and bring comments to the public meeting on January 31st or send them to firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com by Tuesday February 8th.