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March 14, 2013

Mitigation Plan altered before FEMA review



Projects, including the purchase or hazmat suits, were removed from the overall Mitigation Plan because they weren’t seen as being fundable mitigation through FEMA.
While the Jan. 23 meeting determined what action the community leaders wanted to take on each item on the list, Thursday’s meeting reflected on why those actions were taken.
With items deleted or completed from the list, the remaining projects were marked as ongoing. Somerlott said these are the items requiring the most attention.
Several of the ongoing items were marked to clarify language to make them more acceptable on FEMA’s terms. For the ongoing projects, the group had to determine several factors, including responsible party, length of project, cost and funding source.
“These are going to be the one they’ll actually be judging against,” Somerlott said. “It’s easy to approve a safe room because the offsetting cost is human life.”

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