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Public comment being accepted on Phelps County Hazard Mitigation Plan until March 26

For immediate release

For more information, contact
Tammy Snodgrass or Caitlin Jones

PHELPS COUNTY—Public comment is being accepted until March 26, 2021, on the Phelps County Hazard Mitigation Plan. The plan update is available for review on Meramec Regional Planning Commission’s website, http://www.meramecregion.org/publications/. The 2021 plan update is located under the Hazard Mitigation Plans by County along with the county’s approved 2016 plan. A hard copy of the plan is also available at the Phelps County Courthouse in the county clerk’s office.

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 Phelps County, the cities of Doolittle, Edgar Springs, Newburg, Rolla, and St. James, as well as St. James R-I, Newburg R-II, Phelps County R-III, and Rolla 31 School Districts, Sho-Me Power, Missouri S&T, Phelps Health, Edgar Springs Rural Fire Protection District, Missouri State Highway Patrol and SEMA.

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.

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

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. Gasconade County Presiding Commissioner Larry Miskel serves as chairman of the board. A professional staff of 34 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.

To keep up with the latest MRPC news and events, visit the MRPC website at www.meramecregion.orgor on Facebook at www.facebook.com/meramecregion/.