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City of Lexington announces final public meeting for review of hazard mitigation plan set for March 7

Lexington Emergency Management will host the final public meeting for the 2018 Update to the LFUCG Hazard Mitigation Plan at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, March 7. The meeting will be held at the Public Safety Operations Center located at 115 Cisco Road in Lexington.

The hazard mitigation planning process is required under federal law to help communities better prepare for natural and hazardous-materials disaster events and to ensure communities are eligible for federal grants to support mitigation actions. Mitigation plans must be updated and approved every five years to maintain eligibility. Lexington’s current plan expires in 2018.

The March 7 meeting will review the final draft. Committee members and the public will be asked for their help in identifying areas that may have been overlooked, or corrections that need to be made. A publicly available, online version of the draft plan will be made available next week prior to the meeting. The following hazards will be included in the plan:

• Dam Failure
• Drought
• Earthquake
• Extreme Heat
• Extreme cold
• Flood
• Hailstorm
• Hazardous Material
• Karst/Sinkhole
• Landslide
• Mine Subsidence
• Severe Storm
• Severe Winter Storm
• Tornado
• Wildfires

The final plan will be submitted to the Kentucky Division of Emergency Management and the Federal Emergency Management Agency for approval prior to being submitted to LFUCG Council for adoption.

More information is available from the Lexington Emergency Management website, BeReadyLexington.com. Information is also available on the DEM Facebook page – LexingtonKYEM – and also on Twitter – @lexkyem.

From City of Lexington

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