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News Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Tuesday, December 08, 2009

CONTACT: Melissa Bedford Fears
Public Communications Coordinator
(816) 969-1014 office
(816) 572-0605 cell

Public Feedback Needed on Regional Multi-Hazard Mitigation Plan

For the last six months, Cass, Clay, Jackson, Platte and Ray counties along with their incorporated cities and school districts have been updating the Regional Multi-Hazard Mitigation Plan.

Collaboratively developed and adopted by jurisdictions in the greater Kansas City area, the Regional Multi-Hazard Plan lists the actions participating communities are taking to reduce the impact of potential natural hazards, such as tornados and floods, on people and property.

During December, the public can review actions Lee’s Summit and other communities are taking to lessen the impact of natural hazards. Community feedback on actions the local government should — or shouldn’t — be taking is needed. This is the public’s final opportunity to comment on the completed draft of the plan prior to final submittal to the State Emergency Management Organization (SEMA) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).

Review the plan online now through Tuesday, December 22, by visiting www.onekcvoice.org/naturalhazards. Or, download an informational flier for more information.

The final draft of the plan is due to SEMA December 30. Once approved, the plan will be forwarded to FEMA for approval before each jurisdiction formally adopts the plan through resolution.

For more information, contact the Mid-America Regional Council’s Emergency Services Planner Justin Sorg at (816) 701-8293.
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