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County updates hazard mitigation plan

As the final stage of adopting the new hazard mitigation plan for the county, Emergency Management Coordinator Ed Robinson has been presenting it for approval to the governmental bodies it will affect.

The Region 1 Hazard Mitigation Plan is, Robinson says, “A plan that is adopted by all of the municipalities and the county every five to seven years.”

As the last adoption was in 2018, the time for renewal has arrived.

The mitigation plan identifies the demographics and characteristics of the county and the major hazards faced here. These include drought, flood, hazardous materials, lightning, s...

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