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County updates hazard plan

Public can view, submit comments through Sept. 16

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Montgomery County, in cooperation with the towns of Alamo, Darlington, Ladoga, Linden, New Market, New Richmond, New Ross, Waveland, Waynetown and Wingate, and the City of Crawfordsville have prepared an update to the 2016 Multi-Hazard Mitigation Plan to address the risk and vulnerability of communities in the county which may be affected by known natural, man-made,and technological hazards.

The Disaster Mitigation Act of 2000 (DMA 2000) requires communities to update their MHMP every five years in order to be eligible for any future mitigation funding through the Indiana Department of Homeland Security and the Federal Emergency Management Agency. The intent of the MHMP is to plan for a disaster before it occurs in order to reduce the physical, social and economic impact of that disaster.

The draft Montgomery County MHMP Update may be accessed at www.montgomerycounty.in.gov at your convenience. Topics covered in the update include: an overview of the planning requirements; a summary of the risk assessment and vulnerability analysis; and proposed mitigation projects for prevention, property protection, natural resource protection, emergency services, structural control projects and public information.

Comments will be accepted through Sept. 16. Submit comments to Shari Harrington at 765-364-5154 or shari.harrington@montgomerycounty.in.gov.

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