From the desk of Marilyn Booth, Landaff’s Emergency Management Director;
Hazard Mitigation Planning
We are in the process of updating our Hazard Mitigation Plan. We are required to update the plan every five years in order to continue receiving money from FEMA in the event of a nationally declared emergency such as a flood, forest fire or hurricane. The update and the contractor that is doing the update are paid through a grant. Landaff is required to match a part of the grant amount. Your attendance at the monthly Hazard Mitigation Plan meetings counts toward that match. That’s why I am asking if you are available on Monday April 22nd from 7 to 9 PM to please come to the meeting in the Town Hall. Cookies and cider will be provided.
Emergency Management Director
The Emergency Management Director for the Town of Landaff will meet with June Garneau, of Mapping and Planning Solutions and other Team members from Landaff, to continue work on the required five-year update to the 2014 Landaff Hazard Mitigation Plan.
Through a series of public meetings, the Team will address issues such as flooding, hurricanes, drought, landslides and wildfires, and determine efforts the Town can undertake to mitigate the effects of both natural and human-caused hazards. The Team will also examine potential shelter sites and the need for generators at those sites.
By examining critical infrastructure and key resources, along with past hazards, the team will establish priorities for future mitigation projects and steps that can be taken to increase public awareness of hazards in general.
As mandated by the Disaster Mitigation Act of 2000, all municipalities are required to complete a local Hazard Mitigation Plan in order to qualify for Federal Emergency Management Administration funding should a natural disaster occur. The planning processes are made possible by grants from FEMA.
Landaff citizens and any interested stakeholders are invited to participate. All interested parties should contact Marilyn Booth, the Landaff Emergency Management Director, at 838-2835 if they wish to be included in the process.
The fourth meeting is scheduled for Monday April 22nd from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM at the Landaff Town Offices. The general public is encouraged to attend all meetings, regardless of whether they are a part of the Planning Team. Public attendance counts towards the Town’s share of the grant costs.
Cookies and cider will be served.
More information on the hazard mitigation planning process is available from June Garneau at Mapping and Planning Solutions, 603-837-7122.