·         Thursday, March 19, 2009 – 6:15 p.m.

South Bend High School Library

405 East 1st Street, South Bend, WA


·         Monday, March 23, 2009 – 6:30 p.m.

South Bend City Hall

1102 W First Street, South Bend, WA

The goals of hazard mitigation planning include:

  1. Contribute to the development of a long-term, comprehensive mitigation program by funding measures designed to achieve the goals of the state hazard mitigation plan.

  2. Assist local governments in avoiding or lessening the impact of natural hazards through safer building practices and the improvement of existing structures and supporting infrastructure.

States and communities use the planning process to set short and long-range mitigation goals and objectives.  In recognition of the importance of planning, counties with an approved mitigation plan in effect at the time of disaster may receive Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP) funding from FEMA for planned projects.   Jurisdictions lacking a hazard mitigation plan are not eligible for HMGP funds.