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Natural hazard planning on March 27

 

March 15, 2018



DAVENPORT (March 12, 2018) – Lincoln County has launched a project to update the Hazard Mitigation Plan. The next planning meeting is open to the public and will take place on March 27, 2018, at 10 a.m. at the chambers of the Lincoln County Commissioners.

This update will include integration of the existing Lincoln County Community Wildfire Protection Plan. Local agencies and organizations in Lincoln County have created a committee to complete the required five-year update of the document as part of the FEMA Pre-Disaster Mitigation program. The project is being funded through a grant from FEMA.

Northwest Management, Inc. has been retained by Lincoln County to provide risk assessments, hazard mapping, field inspections, interviews, and to collaborate with the planning committee to update the Plan. The committee includes representatives from local communities/municipalities, rural and wildland fire districts, Lincoln County Sheriff’s Department, Washington Department of Natural Resources, conservation districts, Bureau of Land Management, highway districts, private landowners, area businesses, various Lincoln County departments, and others.

The public is encouraged to attend the upcoming meeting and learn about the hazard assessment process for flood, landslide, earthquake, severe weather, wildland fire, and others. Maps will be present to highlight potential risks at specific locations throughout the county. Based on these maps, potential mitigation activities will be created with the intent to reduce hazard-exposure and disaster-vulnerability of Lincoln County residents and communities.

For more information, or for those interested in attending, please contact Sheriff Wade Magers at 509-725-9264 or wmagers@co.lincoln.wa.us

The meeting will be held at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, March 27, 2018 at the chambers of the Lincoln County Commissioners at 450 Logan St. in Davenport.

 

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