The draft Roanoke Valley-Alleghany Hazard Mitigation Plan is available for public comment. The Roanoke Valley-Alleghany Regional Commission (RVARC) will hold public meetings where information about the region’s natural hazards, including mapping and plan drafts, will be on display. Citizens are encouraged to review them, ask questions, and add their comments to the review process. The planning area for the Hazard Mitigation Plan includes the counties of Alleghany, Botetourt, Craig, and Roanoke; the cities of Covington, Roanoke and Salem; and the towns of Buchanan, Clifton Forge, Fincastle, Iron Gate, New Castle, Troutville, and Vinton.
A public meeting for Roanoke residents to review the plan will be held on April 24, 5 to 7 p.m., at the Roanoke Higher Education Center, Room 410, 108 North Jefferson St. More information about the plan is available at http://rvarc.org/community/hazard-mitigation/.