The Worcester County Commissioners scuttled a proposed May 20 public hearing on an update to the Hazard Mitigation Plan because they want to compare it to the existing plan.
The plan is a completely new one, so it would be very difficult for county staff to note changes easily.
Basically, the plan seeks to eliminate or reduce hazard-related human, economic and environmental losses. Its focus is on high-risk natural hazards such as hurricanes, nor’easters, floods and strong winds. It does not address emergencies caused by people.
The plan includes unincorporated areas of the county and the towns of Berlin, Snow Hill and Pocomoke.