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Public comment being accepted on Dent County Hazard Mitigation Plan until June 13

For immediate release

For more information, contact
Ryan Dunwoody

DENT COUNTY—Public comment is now being accepted, until June 13, 2018, on the Dent County Hazard Mitigation Plan. The plan is available for review on Meramec Regional Planning Commission’s website, http://www.meramecregion.org/publications/. The plan is located under the Hazard Mitigation Plans by County. A hard copy of the plan is also available at the Dent County Courthouse.

The purpose of the plan is to reduce or eliminate long-term risk to people and property from natural hazards. It is required that the county have this plan in place in order to be eligible for several Federal Emergency Management Agency grant programs.

Several entities participated in the planning process to update the plan, including the Dent County Commission, City of Salem, Salem R-80 School District, Oak Hill R-1 School District, Dent-Phelps R-III School District, North Woods R-IV School District, Green Forest R-II School District, Dent County Health Department, The Salem News, Healthy Dent County, Salem Memorial District Hospital, KSMO Radio, Lenox Fire Department, Montauk Fire Department, Intercounty Electric, Seville Care Center, Dent County Sherriff’s Office and Dent County Fire Department.

The Meramec Regional Planning Commission (MRPC) facilitated focus group meetings and assisted these entities in developing the plan. Following a public comment period, a final draft will be created and sent to FEMA and SEMA for review and approval.

Formed in 1969, MRPC is a voluntary council of governments serving Crawford, Dent, Gasconade, Maries, Osage, Phelps, Pulaski and Washington counties and their respective cities. A professional staff of 23, directed by the MRPC board, offers technical assistance and services, such as grant preparation and administration, housing assistance, transportation planning, environmental planning, ordinance codification, business loans and other services to member communities.

If you need assistance locating the plan or have questions, please contact Ryan Dunwoody at MRPC at 573-265-2993 or by email at rdunwoody@meramecregion.org.

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