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Lincoln County Hazard Plan

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Lincoln County Hazard Plan Available for Public Review

The Lincoln County Multi-Hazard Mitigation Plan update has been completed in draft form and is available to the public for review and comment at the locations listed below. The public review phase of the planning process will be open from October 18th, 2018 thru November 1st, 2018.

Davenport Public Library 411 Morgan St. Davenport, WA  68335
Harrington Public Library S 11 Third Street Harrington, WA 99134
Odessa Public Library 21 E First Street Odessa, WA 99159
Reardan Memorial Library 120 S Oak Reardan, WA 99029
Sprague Public Library 119 West Second Sprague, WA 99032
Wilbur Public Library 14 NW Division Wilbur, WA 99185
Public Documents

The purpose of the Lincoln County Multi-Hazard Mitigation Plan (MHMP) is to reduce the impact of hazards such as floods, landslides, severe weather, wildfire, and drought, on Lincoln County residents, landowners, businesses, communities, local governments, and state and federal agencies while maintaining appropriate emergency response capabilities and sustainable natural resource management policies.  The MHMP identifies high risk areas as well as structures and infrastructure that may have an increased potential for loss due to a hazard event.  The document also recommends specific projects that may help prevent disasters from occurring altogether or, at the least, lessen their impact on residents and property.  The MHMP is being developed by a committee of city and county elected officials and departments, local and state emergency response representatives, land managers, highway district representatives, and others.

The Lincoln County MHMP includes risk analysis at the community level with predictive models for where disasters are likely to occur.  This plan will continue to enable Lincoln County and its communities to be eligible for grant dollars to implement the projects and mitigation actions identified by the committee.  Although not regulatory, the MHMP will provide valuable information as we plan for the future.

Comments on the MHMP must be submitted to the attention of Wade Magers, Lincoln County Sheriff/Emergency Manager. at wmagers@co.lincoln.wa.us or mailed to PO Box 367, Davenport, WA 99122 by close of business on November 1st, 2018.  For more information on the Lincoln County MHMP update process, contact Wade Magers, Lincoln County Sheriff/Emergency Manager, at 509-725-9264.