Ocean City, Maryland Hazard Mitigation Plan Update
Ocean City, MD – (July 7, 2022): The Town of Ocean City has experienced numerous hazard incidents throughout its history and has undertaken mitigation actions and projects to reduce hazard risk and future losses. Mitigation not only saves lives, but also reduces disaster costs. For every $1 spent on disaster mitigation, more than $6 are saved that would have been used responding to or recovering from disaster.
The Ocean City Department of Emergency Services is seeking public input on the Hazard Mitigation Plan. The Hazard Mitigation Plan identifies potential hazards and lists future projects that may reduce or eliminate damage before a disaster strikes.
Input from residents, community members, workers, business owners, and visitors will help ensure the success of the Town’s hazard mitigation plan and projects. There are a variety of ways community members and stakeholders can participate:
• Public Survey: Take a survey to provide feedback on concerns regarding local hazards and disaster risk. The survey consists of seventeen questions and takes under ten minutes to complete. Survey is located on https://oceancitymd.gov/oc/departments/emergency-services/
• Follow Us: Follow us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/TownOfOceanCity for hazard mitigation updates and other emergency preparedness, response, and recovery information.
• Spread the Word: Tell your family, friends, and neighbors about the plan and how they can help!
• Reach Out: For questions regarding the plan, contact Bob Rhode, Department of Emergency Services at [email protected].
Learn more about the Town of Ocean City Hazard Mitigation Plan at https://oceancitymd.gov/oc/departments/emergency-services/.