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Disaster preparedness is a shared responsibility of all city departments, our residents, our business community and our service and faith-based organizations. Community preparedness and resilience depends on everyone doing their part to be aware of our potential hazards and being mentally prepared to quickly implement their shelter-in-place or evacuation plan. Being aware, building a kit and having a plan can help you, your family and our community be ready to respond to and recovery from any natural or human caused disaster.

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Preparedness videos for kids (disaster dodgers)

Preparedness for Schools and Houses of Worship

Draft Community Hazard Mitigation Plan-Update

The City of Westminster would like to invite public review and comment of our 2023 Hazard Mitigation Plan Update. The plan assesses risks posed by natural and man-made hazards, identifies ways to reduce those risks, and allows the city to be eligible for mitigation grant funding from FEMA. The planning team, including representatives from various city departments, updated the plan during 2023 with assistance from a consultant. The plan identifies hazard mitigation goals and mitigation projects for the counties, with the intent of reducing losses from hazard events before they occur again. The City of Westminster is now soliciting public comment on the plan before it is finalized and submitted for FEMA review and approval. The final plan will be re-adopted by the city before it becomes official. An online form to provide feedback on the plan can be accessed here: https://forms.office.com/r/HpCTQ8N8fF. The comment period will be August 1-August 15, 2023.  

 For more information, please county contact our emergency management coordinator at 303.658.4550, or at gmoser@westminsterco.gov  

2023 Hazard Mitigation Plan-Update


MARPLOT (Mapping Application for Response, Planning and Local Operational Tasks) is a free to download and simple to use GIS tool put out by the NOAA/EPA. MARPLOT is used by Emergencies Managers to better illustrate community capabilities and may be useful to other organizations in need of GIS tools. The following tutorial was created by Westminster Emergency Management to provide a basic introduction to this valuable resource.

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