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Published February 19, 2020

Camden County Hazard Mitigation meeting Feb. 27


CAMDEN COUNTY The Lake of the Ozarks Council of Local Governments (LOCLG) will be hosting the fourth meeting in a series of public meetings to gain public input into the local multi-jurisdictional hazard mitigation plan for Camden County.

The meeting is planned for February 27, 2020 at 2:00 p.m. at the Mid-County Fire Protection District headquarters, 184 N. Business Route 5, Camdenton, MO.

A draft of the updated Camden County Hazard Mitigation Plan 2020 will be presented for review and open discussion. You are encouraged to review and comment on the updated Camden County Hazard Plan 2020 before it is finalized.

The plan includes an updated strategy to reduce damage and losses caused by hazard events.

The final draft review will be available in hard copy during normal operating hours at 985 E. Hwy 54 Camdenton, MO. 65020.

The review and comment period will begin on February 27, 2020 and end on March 30, 2020.

Public comments will be considered by the Hazard Mitigation Planning Committee and incorporated into the plan, as appropriate.

Each year, thousands of American families are affected by disasters, and billions of dollars are spent on disaster recovery.

Some disasters are predictable and often; losses and damages can be reduced or eliminated. For these reasons, the Federal Disaster Mitigation Act of 2000 requires communities to develop an approved local hazard mitigation plan.

A FEMA approved Hazard Mitigation Plan is required to access federal disaster funds.

Representatives from county departments, the incorporated cities, public school districts, and other mitigation planning stakeholders worked together to develop this plan update.

The planning committee addressed hazards ranging from extreme heat to severe winter storms to tornadoes and flooding and considered the impacts of these events on local communities.

Based on the results of an updated risk assessment of the hazards, committee members updated the strategies for their jurisdictions to reduce damages caused by the various hazards.

The final plan must be approved and adopted by the governing body of each participating jurisdiction by March 30, 2020.

If you need any special accommodations at the meeting, please call the office at 573-346-5692 for assistance.

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