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Talbot County Hazard Mitigation Plan

The 2017 Talbot County Hazard Mitigation and Community Resilience Plan has been adopted by Talbot County and the Towns of Easton, Oxford, Saint Michaels, Trappe, and Queen Anne and provides valuable planning information regarding identified hazards. This plan was not simply an update of previous plan iterations, however a completely new planning document and process to ensure the five pillars and resilience were key components within the plan.

Through the completion of the plan, Talbot County is poised to further advance resilience via policy, planning, and action by establishing five Pillars to help guide the process and establish the foundation of resiliency planning and implementation. The five Pillars established include Education, Public Safety Health and Welfare, Economic Stability, Infrastructure, and Environmental. In order to address the hazards and develop mitigation and resiliency strategies, the Talbot County Community Resiliency Stakeholder Committee was formed. In addition, a Core Planning Team was formed to help guide the development of the plan, assess the project timeline, milestones, and establish agenda items for the Community Resilience Stakeholder Committee. There was an intense effort between Core Planning Team and Community Resiliency Stakeholder Committee to maximize opportunities for collaboration and excitement over future hazard mitigation opportunities to ensure the safety of Talbot County’s citizens, protection of property, environmental sustainability, community resiliency, and the preservation of cultural and historic resources for future generation.

» 2017 Talbot County Hazard Mitigation Plan (pdf)

2022 Hazard Mitigation and Resilience Plan Update

Talbot County is currently in the process of updating its Hazard Mitigation and Community Resilience Plan. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) requires hazard mitigation plans to be updated every five years. This is an update to the previous 2017 Hazard Mitigation & Community Resilience Plan. Talbot County's Department of Emergency Services is the lead agency for this plan effort. Through the update of the Talbot County Hazard Mitigation and Community Resilience Plan, Talbot County is taking the necessary steps to continue to advance resilience via policy, planning, and action.

If you would like more information regarding the Plan Update process, please visit the project website, here: The project website serves as the primary hub for all things related to the Plan Update. Additionally, Talbot County is seeking input from members of the community via a public survey. The survey consists of 8 questions and will take an average of 4 minutes or less to complete. The public survey may be completed by visiting the project website or clicking the following link.

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