KIMT News 3 – Floyd County officials are doing some extra planning in order to make sure their communities are ready should a disaster strikes They are updating their multi-hazard mitigation plans, in hopes of reducing disaster loss and damage.
Officials are meeting with folks in the various communities within the county to update them on the plans, and get their input. It also makes Floyd County eligible for more federal money, if a disaster happens.
“They can become eligible for the flood buyout program and the tornado safe room funding. They can become eligible for grant funding for these hazard mitigation plan updates,” says Regional Planner, Matt O’Brien.
He says some of their goals include, updating detailed flood plain maps, educating new city officials, and refocusing resources so locations like schools and city buildings can serve as safe houses for the community