Friday, July 2, 2010

Hazard Mitigation Plan Update Meetings Set

The York County Emergency Management Agency and the Southern Maine Regional Planning Commission are working together on updating the Hazard Mitigation Plan for York County. The Federal Disaster Mitigation Act of 2000 mandates that, in order for local governments to continue to receive disaster relief funding from FEMA, your locality must update the existing plan every three years. This updated plan must be in place by October 2010.
To gather input, two area meetings are being held. There is a meeting on July 13, 2010 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the York Public Library Community Meeting Room on 15 Long Sands Road in York. We are requesting input from the public and EMA Directors of Eliot, Kittery, South Berwick, Ogunquit and York.
There is also a meeting on July 15 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the West Kennebunk Fire Station on 70 Thompson Road in Kennebunk (next to Middle School - plenty of parking in rear). We are requesting input from the public and EMA Directors of Arundel, Biddeford, Kennebunk, Kennebunkport, Old Orchard Beach, Saco, and Wells.
As we prepare the update, WE NEED YOUR INPUT. In order for us to update the plan, we need to hear from you. Please come prepared to discuss the following issues:
What types of natural and man-made disasters most threaten you and your property? What should your town and/or York County to do to help minimize damage from future disasters? How willing are you to use public funding to minimize future damage? How has the response of local, state and federal officials been to past disasters?
Please RSVP: or (207) 324-2952.