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News : Five Year Hazard Mitigation Plan Updated
Posted by Randy on 2014/3/25 4:10:32 (127 reads) News by the same author

A document, called the hazard mitigation plan, has been updated for Grundy County. The five year plan is required by the Federal Emergency Management Agency.

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Green Hills Regional Planning Commission, in partnership with the state emergency management agency, developed the document for Grundy and other area counties.

Hazard mitigation is described as any sustained action taken to reduce or eliminate long-term risk to human life and property. Mitigation activities may be implemented prior to, during, or after an incident. It's been demonstrated that hazard mitigation is most effective when a plans is developed before a disaster occurs.

Having an approved plan allows Grundy county to receive certain types of non-emergency disaster assistance from FEMA.

Local, regional, and state agencies will participate in an exercise the week of June 16th to test the responses in a scenario involving a major earthquake along the New Madrid fault line. Grundy county's role on June 19th involves a practice for mass care and sheltering as it would be a receiving area for evacuees. In an effort to prepare for the test, The Red Cross plans to offer training at Trenton in the operation of an emergency shelter. Training is to be at the fire station from 6 until 9:30 pm on June 2nd.

The instructor is to be Ralph Dishong of the Midland Empire Chapter of the Red Cross.

There are supplies on a Red Cross trailer to shelter 100 people. It's reported during such
events, the Red Cross takes on liability and financial responsibility of the shelter.


Consideration is underway in Grundy county to possibly reviving the local community emergency response, or CERT team, which is designed to educate people about disaster preparedness for hazards that may impact their area.

It also trains persons in fire safety, light search and rescue, teamwork, and medical operations during times of a disaster. Training would be offered in a classroom and during exercises so that CERT team members can be able to assist others in their neighborhood or workplace following an event when the professional responders are not
immediately available to help.

Police Chief Tommy Wright is to address emergency preparedness as part of the agenda for the April 23rd meeting in Trenton arranged by the Missouri Community Betterment organization and hosted locally by the Green Hills Regional Planning Commission of Trenton.

According to Karla Long, Red Cross emergency services director for the Midland Empire Chapter, Trenton resident Jenny Hunter has completed training to be a “FIRE responder” for the Red Cross. In this position, Mrs. Hunter is to assist families isplaced by fire in meeting their immediate needs such as shelter, food, and clothing.

The local emergency planning committee for Grundy County has been told Modine Manufacturing recently installed an above-ground tornado shelter. It's said to have a ventilation system, emergency lighting, benches for seating and the ability to withstand 250 mile an hour winds.

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