During the Lincoln City Council workshop last Tuesday night, the
chief announced that the plan is ready for local approval.
Once it is approved by Lincoln, Logan County and outlying
communities, it will be submitted to the Federal Emergency
Management Agency for their approval. Miller said having a FEMA-approved
mitigation plan would be an asset in the future if Lincoln or Logan
County should encounter a disaster such as the tornado that recently
hit the community of Washington.
He told the council that having an approved plan could open doors
for emergency funding in a disaster. He noted that in Washington
there had been no such plan, and some of their requests for help had
been denied because of it.
Miller told the council that within the plan there are a few
action items for the city of Lincoln. Included in that list is
electrical grounding for City Hall, a new emergency siren for the
north side of the city, sewer replacement for 3 to 5 miles of
combined sewers in the city, emergency backup generators for sewer
lift stations, a new generator for City Hall and the fire station,
and inclusion of tornado shelters in plans for new facilities.
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The mitigation plan is a five-year program, but Miller said
the committee would submit amendments each year on the
anniversary date of the approved plan. At the end of the five
years, a new plan will be written.
Due to the Martin Luther King holiday, the city council will have
what would normally be their Monday voting session on Tuesday this
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