Clallam County is gearing up for the possibility of any number of emergencies — earthquakes, fires, floods, etc. — and officials are seeking your help.
A Hazard Mitigation Plan Public Input Meeting is set for 6-8 p.m. on Wednesday, July 17, at the Sequim Civic Center council chambers, 152 W. Cedar St.
This multi-jurisdictional plan identifies the most likely hazards that may impact the North Olympic Peninsula, and indicates what community members can do to decreases risks posed by such situations. The meeting introduces attendees to hazard mitigation planning and offers a chance for them to give perspective on how Clallam County’s emergency responders can better address hazards.
”Your attendance is very important to ensure the plan has a positive affect for all community members,” Clallam County Undersheriff Ron Cameron said last week.
In addition, an online survey is available to send forth concerns and comments at www.surveymonkey.com/r/KBTQXMF.
Hazard mitigation planning is important, Cameron said, in that it not only allows the county to receive Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) funding in the event of a disaster, but also lays a plan down on paper as to what should be done in the event of an emergency.
“As events across the globe have shown, having a plan in place in the event of a crisis can help save lives and money,” he said.
For more information, contact Cameron at 360-417-2570 or firstname.lastname@example.org.