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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 
 
REGIONAL HAZARD MITIGATION PLAN FOR
LINCOLN, SWEETWATER AND UINTA COUNTIES
DRAFT AVAILABLE FOR PUBLIC REVIEW AND COMMENT 
 
August 29, 2016 – Would you like to learn more about what Lincoln, Sweetwater and Uinta counties are doing to minimize the impacts of floods, dam failures, wildfires, hazardous materials incidents, and other hazards? A draft of the Regional Hazard Mitigation Plan is being made available for public review and comment. The plan assesses risks posed by natural and man-made hazards, identifies ways to reduce those risks, and allows each county to be eligible for mitigation grant funding from FEMA. County planning teams, including representatives from all municipalities, developed the plan over the past 6 months with assistance from a consultant, Amec Foster Wheeler. The plan identifies hazard mitigation goals and mitigation projects for the counties, with the intent of reducing losses from hazard events before they occur again. A series of public workshops were held during the planning process to solicit input on the hazards and ideas for mitigation projects. The counties in the Region are now soliciting public comment the plan before it is finalized and submitted for FEMA review and approval.

The comment period will be August 30 – September 9, 2016. 

Wyoming Region 4 Mitigation Plan

Sweetwater County Annex
 
Hardcopies will also be available for review upon request through the Lincoln County Office of Emergency Management, the Sweetwater County Emergency Management Agency, or Uinta County Emergency Management.

For more information, please county contact your local county emergency management coordinator: 
Lincoln County: Jay Hokanson at (307) 877-7543 or  
Sweetwater County: Judy Roderick at (307) 922-5371 or  
Uinta County: Kim West at (307) 783-0530 or

Sweetwater County Hazard Analysis: 
A sub-committee of the Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC) meets annually to review and update the Sweetwater County Hazard Analysis.  This assessment helps to identify people, property, and resources that are at risk of injury, damage, or loss from hazardous incidents or natural hazards.  This information is important to help determine and prioritize the precautionary measures that can make a community more disaster resistant. 

If a disaster, occurred and you were homebound, would you be able to survive a few days or so until help arrived? Below are links to some of our brochures as well as links to some very informative FEMA sites. Use these to help you get ready for an emergency.
      
 
Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) training is an excellent FREE source for emergency preparedness training.