All may attend Hazard Mitigation Planning meeting

May 21, 2013 • Local News

The Roswell/Chaves County Office of Emergency Management invites residents to a Hazard Mitigation Planning Team kick-off meeting, 2-4 p.m., Wednesday, at Roswell Fire Station No. 3, 2800 Wilshire Blvd.

Hazard mitigation planning is the process by which hazards that threaten a community are [auth] identified, their likely impacts are assessed, mitigation goals are set and appropriate strategies for reducing risk are developed, prioritized and implemented.

In order to be eligible for FEMA grant funding, the City must submit a mitigation plan for FEMA approval every 5 years.

The Chaves County Multi-Jurisdictional Hazard Mitigation Plan Update will include Chaves County, Roswell, Dexter, Hagerman, and Lake Arthur. The City of Roswell is the lead agency for updating the plan.

Individuals participating with the Hazard Mitigation Planning Team will be asked to provide information on their community, participate in the planning process, and provide input on the mitigation strategy.

For more information on this project and how to become involved, call Emergency Manager Karen Sanders at 624-6740.

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