San Luis Valley: Pre-hazard mitigation plan hatched

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From The Mineral County Miner (Toni Steffens):

The counties of Alamosa, Conejos, Mineral, Rio Grande and Saguache have been working together to develop a multi-hazard mitigation plan, as a way for the region to plan for natural hazards and reduce the risk to life and property. They will be having a strategy workshop to decide what the teams should do next. The tentative agenda for the meeting, according to Tareq Wafaie of URS, includes introductions, county mitigation actions, a regional mitigation action exercise and a breakout for subcommittees/ regional efforts. The public is welcome to attend to listen and will be able to participate during the regional mitigation strategy exercise and the breakout sessions…

The counties have already conducted risk assessments to identify hazards and see how they are being dealt with. Natural hazards identified for the San Luis Valley are flood, winter storm, drought, earthquake, hail, lightening, wind storms, tornado, landslide, dam and levee failure, avalanche and bark beetle infestation.

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