The federal government requires all states and local governments to have hazard mitigation plans, approved by FEMA, that are consistent with the Disaster Mitigation Act of 2000. This is required to maintain eligibility for certain types of federal disaster assistance, such as pre-disaster and post-disaster mitigation funding.
For the past few months Leavenworth, Johnson and Wyandotte County officials have been drafting the Regional Mitigation Plan, and now seek public comment and review.
This plan is intended to identify feasible strategies to reduce the potential loss of life, human suffering and loss of property from natural disasters, such as floods, snow and ice storms, tornados and power outages.
Members of the public are invited to the Region L Final Public Meeting/STAPLEE Meeting scheduled for 1 to 3 p.m. Sept. 24 at 111 S. Cherry St. Room LL201, Olathe.