Feb. 2, 2012
Gasconade County Hazard Mitigation Plan approved
The Gasconade County Hazard Mitigation Plan has been approved by both the State Emergency Management Agency and the Federal Emergency Management Agency. The plan approval is pending adoption resolutions from the participating jurisdictions including Gasconade County, its cities and its school districts.
Meramec Regional Planning Commission (MRPC) worked in partnership with Gasconade County to update the plan. Planning meetings were held with city and county officials, school leaders, emergency management agencies and interested individuals.
The county must have an approved hazard mitigation plan in order for Gasconade County schools, cities, agencies and others to access state hazard mitigation grant funds. The plan includes an assessment of natural hazards, showcases past accomplishments and sets goals and action items to reduce the impact of natural hazards in the future.
Persons wishing to review the plan may access it on the MRPC website at www.meramecregion.org.