Weigh in on Southold Town’s natural hazards plan today

08/06/2013 8:00 AM |

TROY GUSTAVSON FILE PHOTO | The town’s natural hazard plan will deal in part with post-disaster relief. Rabbit Lane in East Marion (above) was among the streets hit hardest by Hurricane Sandy.

The Southold Town Board is hosting a public meeting on the natural hazards chapter of its comprehensive plan today, Tuesday.

The section deals with natural hazards and a suggested action plan for disaster and emergency response. It also includes numerous goals including designating shelters, developing a post-disaster relief plan and hazard mitigation. The town currently relies on hazard mitigation guidelines provided by the county, a system planning director Heather Lanza called “pretty good.” The chapter will update the county’s plan, she said.

It will also address problems associated with climate change, such as rising sea level and heat waves,  according to town planning director Heather Lanza.

The meeting will be held at 10 a.m. at the Peconic Community Center on Peconic Lane.

A final meeting on the chapter will be held Wednesday at 11:30 a.m. at the Fishers Island Community Center.

The draft can be read in the box below:

Natural Hazards Chapter Draft Comprehensive Plan Southold Town

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