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Cook County’s Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Management (DHSEM) is updating the Cook County Multi-Jurisdictional Hazard Mitigation Plan (HMP) to prepare for natural disasters and their impacts. And they want residents’ input.DHSEM is hosting a series of public meetings to share details about the planning process with residents. The meetings will be held:
6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.Oak Park Public Library – Dole Branch255 Augusta St.Oak Park, IL 60302
7 p.m. – 9 p.m.Skokie Public Library5215 Oakton St.Skokie, IL 60077
DHSEM is also asking residents to take a 10-minute survey about natural hazards in Cook County. This voluntary and confidential questionnaire will assist DHSEM in identifying which hazards are of greatest concern to residents and businesses as well as which services the community may need during an emergency.Survey questions include:
Residents will have the opportunity to complete the survey at the public meetings. They can also visit https://www.surveygizmo.com/s3/4967666/2019-Cook-County-Community-Preparedness-Survey-copy .Survey responses will be collected through June 10.