Information on the Coryell County Hazard Mitigation Plan – Please visit the News & Notices


What is it?
Local governments have the responsibility to aid in protecting the health, safety, and welfare of their
citizens. When disasters hit and cause loss of life; damage property and infrastructure; they have devastating
consequences for a community’s economic, social, and environmental well-being. Coryell County has therefore
begun development of a countywide Hazard Mitigation Plan (HMP). An HMP outlines actions to be taken to
eliminate or reduce long-term risks to residents and their property from natural hazards.
Our goal is to increase Coryell County's resiliency in response to the hazards it faces by developing an HMP. This
Plan will identify and outline the types of hazards the County experiences and how the County will address and
mitigate vulnerabilities and risks associated with those hazards. Having an HMP in place would benefit the County
in numerous ways such as protect public safety and prevent loss of life and injury, reduce harm to existing and
future development, minimize operational downtime and accelerate recovery of government and business after
disasters, just to name a few.
You can help, too!
Development of a plan requires effort and input from the citizens, cities, and villages in Coryell County as well as
County officials. Furthermore, public involvement and feedback is essential to develop a comprehensive HMP. This
short survey is comprised of questions about your awareness and concern about natural hazards and their impacts
on you, your family, property, and community.
You, as a Coryell County citizen, can provide vital information by partaking in the "Public Survey for the Coryell
County Hazard Mitigation Plan". Participation in the survey is voluntary and should be completed by an adult. All
individual responses are strictly confidential; your name will not be requested or collected, and your survey
responses will be completely anonymous and will be used for research and planning purposes only.
The survey will be available electronically and will be distributed in paper form at various venues including public
meetings and county offices. Survey will open on January 12th, 2023 and close on February 12th, 2023.
Calendar/ Schedule of Public Meetings
Come and join us at one of the 4 public meetings held throughout the month of January:
Gatesville, Evant, Copperas Cove, and Oglesby.

January 18th, 2023 from 5.30-7.30 PM at the Gatesville City Auditorium: 110 N 8th Street, Gatesville TX
January 19th, 2023 from 5.30-7.30 PM at the Evant City Hall: 598 W Hwy 84, Evant TX
January 25th, 2023 from 5.30-7.30 PM at the Copperas Cove Council Chambers: 508 South 2nd Street, Copperas Cove TX
***January 26th, 2023 from 5.30-7.30 PM at the Oglesby Community Center: 118 Main Street, Oglesby TX