CEMA to hold meeting on Hazard Mitigation Plan

SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) – Chatham Emergency Management Agency will host a final public meeting to review the Chatham County Multi-Jurisdictional Hazard Mitigation Plan.

The plan identifies countywide hazards, assesses losses associated with those hazards and establishes goals and objectives to reduce damage and injury from natural and human-caused disasters, according to CEMA.

The meeting will give an introduction to the planning process, go over the elements of the plan and explain the process for moving forward in the Hazard Mitigation Strategy.

The meeting takes place Nov. 2 at the Coastal Georgia Center in room 100.

Chatham County received a $50,000 FEMA grant to restudy and update the plan.

An approved Hazard Mitigation Plan is a federal requirement for those applying for mitigation grant funding. The Federal Emergency Management Agency has conditionally approved the Chatham County Plan.

The plan will be submitted to the seven municipalities and the county commission for approval and adoption after the meeting.

To view the Chatham County Hazard Mitigation Plan, log onto to ChathamEmergency.org.  There's a link to the plan on the right side of the homepage under EM Document.

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