Input Needed on Emergency Mitigation Plan

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Have any thoughts on how cities can prevent or lessen the impact of natural disasters? This from the City of MLT:

Currently, fourteen cities, towns and special purpose districts in King and Snohomish Counties are preparing their 5-year Mitigation Plan update and are requesting public input in the process. Mitigation is taking action to prevent or lessen the impact of an event such as flooding or earthquake.  It is an important part of the emergency management cycle.

The Emergency Services Coordinating Agency (ESCA) manages the emergency response during disasters that overwhelm local resources. The participating jurisdictions are:  Brier, Edmonds, Kenmore, Lake Forest Park, Lynnwood, Mill Creek, Mountlake Terrace, Mukilteo, Woodinville, Woodway, Edmonds Community College, Edmonds School District, Olympic View Water and the Port of Edmonds.

These jurisdictions are requesting public input and will be conducting a series of meetings for that purpose.  The first of opportunities is scheduled for Wednesday, July 22, from 1:00 to 4:00 pm.  It will be held in the ESCA Emergency Operations Center at Brier City Hall:  2901 228th Street SW.

The second meeting is scheduled for Monday, July 27, from 5:30 to 7:00 pm at Woodinville City Hall:  17301-133rd Avenue NE.

Additional meetings will be held over the next several weeks.  The updated schedule will be posted at the ESCA website:  www.esca1.com.

For public convenience – starting on July 20 – the proposed Mitigation Plan draft will be online for the public to download, review and comment on via email.  Hard copies of the draft will also be available for review at the City Halls and administration buildings.

For questions, contact Jamie Gravelle at ESCA.  (425)776-3722.

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