Virtual public meeting scheduled to update Hazard Mitigation Plan

Published 2:07 pm Monday, October 4, 2021

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LAPLACE — St. John the Baptist Parish and its partners are seeking community input for the 2021 St John the Baptist Parish Hazard Mitigation Plan update.

A Zoom meeting will be held from 2 to 3 p.m. Wednesday, October 6 at

St. John the Baptist Parish OHSEP, in partnership with The Louisiana Governor’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness and the Stephenson Disaster Management Institute at LSU, is leading the process to update the plan. The St John the Baptist Parish Hazard Mitigation Multi-Jurisdictional Plan describes the naturally occurring risks to the region and outlines strategies to reduce these risks to save lives, reduce property damage and lessen the impact of future disasters.

Are you passionate about building a more resilient future for your parish? Do you have questions about the natural hazards your community is at risk to? Please join the virtual public meeting to learn more about the plan and share your input on the risks and vulnerabilities that most impact you and your community.

Residents of St John the Baptist Parish are asked to participate in a survey about public perceptions and opinions regarding natural hazards in the parish. The survey results will be used in the development of the plan. This short web-based survey can be found at the following link: StJohnTheBaptistHM2021