Logan County Natural Hazard Mitigation Planning Committee will meet
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[January 11, 2013]
Steps to prevent injuries and deaths
while maintaining vital services for Logan County residents when
floods and severe storms hit will be discussed when the Logan County
Natural Hazard Mitigation Planning Committee meets on Thursday at 4
p.m. at the Public Safety Complex, 911 Pekin St. in Lincoln.
Meetings of the committee are open to the public.
This committee began work in August to prepare a plan that will
identify projects and activities to protect Logan County residents
and property from storms and other natural disasters. This plan,
unlike all other emergency plans, is aimed at identifying projects
and activities that can be taken before these disasters occur.
"Other emergency plans are directed at responding after a storm
or natural disaster hits. This is the first time in Logan County
that we are looking at actions that can reduce or eliminate damages
caused by specific types of storms and other natural disasters,"
said Dan Fulscher, director of the Logan County Emergency Management
Atlanta, Broadwell, Elkhart, Emden, Hartsburg, Lincoln and Mount
Pulaski are participating in this planning process.
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Building storm shelters, resolving drainage problems, and
retrofitting water supplies and other critical facilities to better
withstand natural disasters are a few examples of the kinds of
projects that might be included in the plan. Developing public
information materials and conducting drainage studies are examples
of other activities that might also be included in the Natural
Hazard Mitigation Plan.
"Developing a plan that is approved by the Federal Emergency
Management Agency will help all the participating jurisdictions
become eligible for state and federal grant money," added Terry
Storer, committee chairman.
[Text from file received from Logan County
Emergency Management Agency]