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Monday, June 28, 2010

Disaster Mitigation Act - Emergency Preparedness - Community Engagement Meeting

The City of New Orleans Hazard Mitigation Office will host a community meeting to continue the planning process for the 2010 Orleans Parish Hazard Mitigation Plan. Everyone interested in hazard mitigation planning for New Orleans is encouraged to attend.

The community meeting information is available below:

Thursday, July 1, 6:00 PM

Milton H. Latter Memorial Library

5120 St. Charles Ave., New Orleans, LA 70115

The meeting will provide the New Orleans community with an opportunity to review the Mitigation Actions and to discuss the Implementation Strategy. Attached to this email are the minutes from the last 2010 Orleans Parish Hazard Mitigation Plan Community Engagement Meeting held on Tuesday, May 11, 2010.

The Disaster Mitigation Act of 2000 requires that each Parish in Louisiana submit a new updated plan for approval within five (5) years of the previously approved plan. The new updated plan must be adopted by the City Council and also approved by the Governor’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness (GOHSEP) and FEMA to be eligible for hazard mitigation funding. The plan will identify and assess risks from natural and man-made hazards, set goals for mitigation, and create mitigation actions designed to be implemented over the next five years.

If you have any questions, please contact Elizabeth Griffith (304-0680) or Karleene Smith at GCR & Associates, Inc. (304-0727)

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