WE NEED YOUR FEEDBACK: Angelina County and the City of Lufkin are collaborating to update the area’s Hazard Mitigation Plan, aimed at enhancing the resilience of the community to various natural and man-made hazards. As part of this endeavor, both entities are inviting public feedback during the designated public feedback period – which spans the next 14 days (May 15-29).

The Hazard Mitigation Plan, which is updated every 5 years, plays a crucial role in identifying risks and vulnerabilities within Angelina County, as well as outlining strategies to mitigate these risks effectively. By engaging residents, businesses, and stakeholders in the planning process, the county aims to develop comprehensive and inclusive strategies that address the unique challenges faced by the community.

"Collaboration between Angelina County and the cities within is essential in our efforts to build a safer and more resilient community," said City of Lufkin Emergency Management Coordinator and Fire Chief Jesse Moody. "By working together and involving the public, we can develop strategies that effectively reduce our vulnerability to hazards and protect the well-being of our residents. 

During the public feedback period, community members are encouraged to read the draft plan and provide their insights, concerns, and suggestions related to hazard mitigation. This feedback will inform the modification of strategies and actions in the draft plan to reduce the county and city's vulnerability to hazards such as floods, hurricanes, wildfires, and other emergencies.

The 2024 draft plan can be viewed here: Hazard Mitigation Draft Plan 2024

Residents can participate by answering reading the draft plan and offering feedback: 2024 Hazard Mitigation Plan Draft Feedback

Residents can also submit their comments, suggestions, and questions via email or by mail to jmoody@cityoflufkin.com or rconner@angelinacounty.net.

We thank you in advance for your feedback to make Angelina County a safer place to live, work, and play!