Updated Disaster Preparedness Plan

by Brittany Harris on August 5, 2010 at 4:37 am

The Muskingum County Emergency Management Agency is updating it’s Disaster Preparedness Plan.

Two meetings will be held for the public to review the plan before it is submitted to the government, which is updated every five years.

"The plan covers natural hazards that can happen in the county whether it’s flooding or tornadoes, wind storms, extreme temperatures, snow, ice, anything that would be a major detriment to the community, or life, or property," said Jeff Jadwin, Deputy Director.

The county will not recieve state or federal funding for disasters, unless a plan is in place. Jadwin says there has been little involvement from the public in the past.

"It’s required by the state and the federal government, but the people need to know that this work is going on and it’s a lot of people involved on the government level doing this to get ready for this plan," he said.

The Floodplain Map has also been updated for the county, properties were added and taken off the list.

The meetings will be held at the Musking County Emergency Management Office on August 10th from 3:00-4:30 p.m. and on August 23rd from 7:00-8:30 p.m.