(Waynesville)–Pulaski County is in the process of re-evaluating and updating its Hazard Mitigation Plan in this time of the coronavirus outbreak.
The Meramec Regional Planning Commission says public input in the process is being accepted until May 15th on the Pulaski County Hazard Mitigation Plan. The federal government requires all states and local governments to have hazard mitigation plans approved by the Federal Emergency Management Administration that are consistent with the Disaster Mitigation Act of 2000. Approved mitigation plans are required to maintain eligibility for certain types of federal Hazard Mitigation Assistance Grants. One of the key components of a hazard mitigation plan is public input during the planning process. The planning committee, comprised of representatives from the Pulaski County Commission, the incorporated cities, emergency response agencies, utility providers, and public school districts, will be evaluating the information on the hazards that impact each jurisdiction within Pulaski County.
The public survey is available on Meramec Regional Planning Commission’s website, www.meramecregion.org/surveys.