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Dane County Seeks Input For Natural Hazards Mitigation Plan

For more information contact:

Stephanie Miller 608-267-8823

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 3/20/2017

Issued By: County Executive
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                                                              Climate Change Will Be Priority

 

Dane County announced today that Emergency Management is updating the County’s Natural Hazards Mitigation Plan and is seeking public input. In this update cycle, the County will address the threat of natural hazards in light of the region’s changing climate. The plan will examine climate trends and determine their projected impacts on natural hazards such as flooding and extreme heat. The inclusion of climate change factors will ensure Dane County takes appropriate steps to protect its citizens’ personal and economic safety, now and for future generations.

 

“Climate change is real and we need to start planning to mitigate any potential damage,” said Dane County Executive Joe Parisi. “While the State and Federal government deny basic science and reality we must move forward to address climate change.”

 

Listening Sessions will be held in four locations:

 

Madison
Monday, March 27th from 6:00 to 7:30 pm
City-County Building, Room 354
210 Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard, Madison

 

Verona
Tuesday, March 28th from 6:30 to 8:00 pm
Badger Prairie Health Care Center – Auditorium
1100 East Verona Avenue, Verona

 

Sun Prairie
Wednesday, March 29th from 6:30 to 8:00 pm
Sun Prairie Public Library - Community Room
1350 Linnerud Drive, Sun Prairie

 

Cross Plains
Thursday, March 30th from 6:30 to 8:00 pm
Rosemary Garfoot Public Library – Community Room
2107 Julius Street, Cross Plains

 

If you need an interpreter, translator, materials in alternate formats or other accommodations to access this program, please call Dane County Emergency Management at 608-266-4330 at least three business days prior to the meeting.

 

 

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