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Public Meeting Announced on Natural Hazard Planning
Lincoln County Set to Update Hazard Risk Plans
DAVENPORT, WA (March 27, 2018) – Lincoln County launched a project to update the Hazard Mitigation Plan. The next planning meeting is open to the public and will take place on May 22, 2018, at 10:00 a.m. at the Lincoln County Commissioners Chambers.
This update will include the integration of the existing Lincoln County Community Wildfire Protection Plan. Local agencies and organizations in Lincoln County have created a committee to complete the required five-year update of the document as part of the FEMA Pre-Disaster Mitigation program. The project is being funded through a grant from FEMA.
Northwest Management, Inc. has been retained by Lincoln County to provide risk assessments, hazard mapping, field inspections, interviews, and to collaborate with the planning committee to update the Plan. The committee includes representatives from local communities/municipalities, rural and wildland fire districts, Lincoln County Sheriff’s Department, Washington Department of Natural Resources, conservation districts, Bureau of Land Management, highway districts, private landowners, area businesses, various Lincoln County departments, and others.
The public is encouraged to attend the upcoming meeting and learn about the hazard assessment process for flood, landslide, earthquake, severe weather, wildland fire, and others. Maps will be present to highlight potential risks at specific locations throughout the county. Based on these maps, potential mitigation activities will be created with the intent to reduce hazard-exposure and disaster-vulnerability of Lincoln County residents and communities.
For more information, or for those interested in attending, please contact:
Sheriff Wade W. Magers
Meeting date: 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, May 22, 2018
Meeting location: Lincoln County Commissioners Chambers, 450 Logan St, Davenport, WA.
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- To provide highly trained and professional Department members who will protect life and property through enforcement of regulations, ordinances, laws and maintain order within Lincoln County.
- To prevent and detect criminal activity as well as to conduct investigations and to initiate prosecution within the court system.
- To provide for the proper care and custody of inmates housed in the Lincoln County Corrections Facility.
- To fulfill a commitment to public service by providing assistance of non-enforcement nature to citizens in need.
- To provide effective crime control by actively fostering Department-citizen collaboration and problem solving and by seeking Deputy involvement in working partnerships between Department members and citizens in Lincoln County through the use of Community Policing techniques.
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