January 6, 2016

Mitigation Plan Meeting Scheduled

A meeting to begin the planning process for the Sheridan County Multi-Hazard Mitigation Plan will be held from 7 to 9 p.m., Tuesday, Jan, 12, 2016, at the McClusky Rural Ambulance District located at 311 Main St. South in McClusky.

The meeting’s agenda will include an overview and intent of mitigation planning, a review of stakeholders, scheduling of meetings, identification of hazards impacting the county’s people and property, review of jurisdictional critical facilities and services, and jurisdiction mitigation capabilities.  Representatives from each jurisdiction in the county are invited to attend. The meeting is open to the public.

A mitigation plan helps local jurisdictions prioritize what they need to do to keep people safe and limit losses. The plan works as a tool to identify vulnerabilities, risks, and develop mitigation actions to limit loss of life and property. The plan is also required for the jurisdictions to access grants from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and other funding sources.

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