The Liberty County Emergency Management Agency held a review and update meeting yesterday for the county’s Multi-Jurisdictional Hazard Mitigation Plan. The plan is updated every five years, with city and county officials developing an action plan for emergencies. Attendees were asked to review projects listed in the plan for their jurisdiction from 2010, then revise projects, add new ones or eliminate unnecessary projects. They were encouraged to have action-oriented projects that are impactful on their communities and can obtain possible grant funding. These projects can include improving building codes, updating flood warning systems, draining lakes behind weakened dams or build floodwalls. The deadline to turn in revised project lists is July 23.
At the end of the meeting Larry Logan, assistant director of EMA, introduced Kristen Higgs as the new Georgia Emergency Management Agency representative for Liberty County. Higgs is also the school safety coordinator over the Southeast Georgia region for GEMA.