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Input Sought for Lee County Disaster Plan

Apr 8, 2013

The public is encouraged to get involved in some disaster planning in Lee County.

Emergency Management Coordinator Steve Cirinna says the time has come to update Lee County’s hazard mitigation plan.

Lee County is seeking public input for some disaster planning.

He says the plan is a requirement for federal disaster funding.

It identifies potential disasters and ways to reduce their impact.

Cirinna says anyone interested in helping can attend one of ten upcoming input sessions.

We are always lacking in the public to get their input into what they perceive as being a hazard or how a hazard should be ranked.

Cirinna says the county’s bill for the update can also be reduced based on the number of people who attend the input sessions.

He says as part of the update, similar plans for Keokuk and Fort Madison will be incorporated to create one county-wide plan.

Cirinna hopes to complete the update by early July.

Public Input Sessions
April 9  - 5:30 PM  - Keokuk Public Library
April 11 - 10:00 AM - Fort Madison City Hall
April 16 - 6:00 PM  - Pilot Grove Savings Bank (Donnellson)
April 18 - 10:00 AM - Montrose Fire and Rescue
April 22 - 5:30 PM  - Fort Madison City Hall
April 24 - 10:00 AM - Keokuk Public Library
April 30 - 6:00 PM  - Montrose Fire and Rescue
May 2    - 10:00 AM - Pilot Grove Savings Bank (Donnellson)
May 7    - 10:00 AM - West Point Library
May 9    - 6:00 PM  - West Point Library