This hazard mitigation plan update process is vital for any city, town, county, or school to become or remain eligible for project or grant money through FEMA, says Jackson County Emergency Manager Jerry Gibson.
Lloyd Colston Altus Emergency Manager added that the jurisdictions within Jackson County and Altus have experienced benefits of many successful projects over the past five years. Examples would be safe rooms, weather radios, and storm sirens.
Gibson stated that the Jackson County Hazard Mitigation Planning Team pledges to thoroughly evaluate the county’s risks from natural hazards, and define mitigation actions to reduce the loss of life and property.
Those encouraged to attend and become part of this planning committee would be any local emergency management, safety, government, health law enforcement, or schools.
For information contact Jerry Gibson, 580-482-0229, or Lloyd Colston, 580-482-8336.