Dane Co. seeks community input on natural disaster issues, planning

MADISON, Wis. (WMTV) – Dane County officials will host community listening sessions for residents to share concerns about natural hazards and disasters, County Director Joe Parisi said on Wednesday.

The county is working on updates to its natural hazard mitigation plan and is encouraging members of the public to share their thoughts. Parisi noted that every dollar saved on mitigation, on average, saves the company about $ 6 in avoided future losses. This in addition to saving lives and preventing injuries.

“Extreme weather events can strike at any time,” Parisi said. “The better we prepare for disasters before they happen, the more we can reduce the potential damage and risk to our residents. “

Parisi noted that while torrential rains and tornadoes cannot be avoided, their planning can reduce the impact of events when they do occur.

The listening sessions will take place on the following dates:

  • 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday, November 30 (online via Zoom) Registration is required: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_xIsInVnkTUK55Safg3qTOg
  • 6.30 p.m. – 8.30 p.m. Tuesday November 30 (Online via Zoom) Registration is required: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_WjGvC1lEQ6eY6nrolJvr4Q
  • 10 a.m. to noon on Wednesday, December 1. Located in The Village on Park Community Hall 2300 S. Park St., Madison

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