Public input needed on Santa Rosa mitigation plan update

Staff Writer
Santa Rosa's Press Gazette

MILTON — Santa Rosa County is seeking public involvement and participation as it undertakes a comprehensive update to the local mitigation strategy (LMS) multi-hazard plan.

Mitigation planning can lead to activities that lessen the impacts of disasters and reduce the loss of life and property for residents, governments and businesses. Community input is vital to creating an effective plan and the public is encouraged to participate in the process by:

• Learning more about the LMS by visiting the LMS update StoryMap at

• Completing a quick hazard mitigation survey at

• Attending a meeting of the LMS task force.

The LMS plan is a multi-jurisdictional effort between Santa Rosa County, the city of Gulf Breeze, the city of Milton and the town of Jay intended to identify natural hazards and vulnerabilities, assess risk and reduce or eliminate future losses resulting from those natural hazards.

The LMS is required for the county to receive federal disaster mitigation funding. Resident feedback is vital to updating the plan in a manner which best serves all residents of Santa Rosa County.

For more information, contact Jared Lowe with the Santa Rosa County Grants & Special Programs department at or 850-981-2017.