Wake County Hazard Mitigation Plan - January 2020


Table 2.6 – Summary of Public Meetings

Meeting Title

Meeting Topic

Meeting Date

Meeting Location

1) Introduction to DMA, CRS, and FMA requirements and the planning process 2) Review of HMPC responsibilities and the project schedule.

Wake County Commons Bldg. 4011 Carya Drive, Raleigh Wake County Commons Bldg. 4011 Carya Drive, Raleigh

Public Meeting #1

November 14, 2018

Public Meeting #2

1) Review “Draft” Hazard Mitigation Plan 2) Solicit comments and feedback

April 22, 2019



The HMPC agreed to employ a variety of public outreach methods including established public information mechanisms and resources within the community. The table below details public outreach efforts employed during the preparation of this plan. Table 2.7 – Public Outreach Efforts




Plan website


Meeting announcements, meeting materials, and description of hazards; contact information provided to request additional information and/or provide comments

Local community websites Local community websites


Public Meeting #1 announcements posted Link to the plan website shared to expand reach

Ongoing Ongoing

Public survey

Survey hosted online and made available via shareable link Draft HIRA made available for review and comment online Full draft plan made available for review and comment online

Plan website - HIRA draft Plan website - Draft Plan

3/4/2019 4/26/2019

Public involvement activities for this plan update included press releases, creation of a website for the plan, a public survey, and the collection of public and stakeholder comments on the draft plan.

A public outreach survey was made available on November 14, 2018 and remained open for response until February 22, 2019. The public survey requested public input into the Hazard Mitigation Plan planning process and the identification of mitigation activities to lessen the risk and impact of future hazard events. The survey is shown in Appendix B. The survey was available in hard copy at the first public meeting and online on the plan website. In total, 110 survey responses were received, with 66 responses received via direct response on the website and 44 received via the shared web link.

The following is a list of high-level summary results and analysis derived from survey responses:

 12.7% of respondents say they feel not at all prepared for a hazard event; 69.1% feel somewhat prepared.  65.1% of respondents do not know where evacuation centers or storm shelters are located; however, 96.3% of respondents say they are able to evacuate or take shelter if necessary, which indicates that most people manage evacuating or taking shelter through their own resources. It is possible that these results skew toward those with more awareness of hazard risk and resources to respond.  Over 40% of respondents do not know where to get more information on hazard risk and preparedness.

Wake County Multi-Jurisdictional Hazard Mitigation Plan 2019


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