(ANGOLA) - The first draft of an updated Steuben County Multi-Hazard Mitigation Plan was discussed for over an hour on Monday night. The plan was initially developed in 2008. The federal government requires every county to have such a plan. Laura Danielson from the Polis Center in Indianapolis said they have been working on it for over six months.
The plan is designed to reduce or eliminate potential impacts of disasters through planning and mitigation. Land use, transportation, industry and public safety all factor into it.
Kevin Mickey from Polis said they would take the information gathered, update the draft of the plan and then send it into F.E.M.A for their approval..
Steuben County E.M.A. Director Kristy Clawson says the plan needs to be updated in order to remain eligible for Disaster Assistance Funding from F.E.M.A. in the event of a local disaster.