Henry County Natural Hazard Planning Committee meeting


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Posted Online: Oct. 11, 2012, 12:25 pm
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Press release submitted by Henry County



Projects to reduce damages caused by natural disasters

Cambridge, IL (OCTOBER 8, 2012)-Steps to prevent injuries and deaths while maintaining vital services for Henry County residents when floods and severe storms hit will be discussed when the Henry County Natural Hazard Mitigation Planning Committee meets at 1 p.m. on October 18, at the Cambridge Fire Department in Cambridge. Committee meetings are open to the public.

This Committee began work in April to prepare a plan that will identify projects and activities to protect Henry 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. With this mitigation plan, we will identify actions that can reduce or eliminate damages caused by specific types of storms and other natural disasters for each participating municipality and unincorporated areas of Henry County," said Colleen Gillaspie, Committee Chairperson.

Alpha, Andover, Annawan, Atkinson, Bishop Hill, Cambridge, Colona, Galva, Geneseo, Kewanee, Orion and Woodhull are participating in the planning process.

Building storm shelters, resolving drainage problems, retrofitting water supplies and other critical facilities to better withstand natural disasters are a few of the more frequently encountered mitigation projects in Illinois. 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 money," added Gillaspie.






















 



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