BEDFORD – Emergency Management Director Valerie Luchauer reported during the commissioner’s meeting Tuesday that Lawrence County will be prepared when facing a tornado, flooding, hazardous spills, or infectious diseases along with other emergencies.
She and other officials are working on updating the county’s Hazardous Mitigation Plan.
Hazard mitigation planning reduces loss of life and property by minimizing the impact of disasters. It begins with state, tribal, and local governments identifying natural disaster risks and vulnerabilities that are common in their area.
After identifying these risks, officials will develop long-term strategies for protecting people and property from similar events.
Luchaure says mitigation plans are key to breaking the cycle of disaster damage and reconstruction.