Wasco County Gets FEMA Approval Of Hazard Mitigation Plan
Wasco County received final formal FEMA approval of their updated Multi-Jurisdictional Natural Hazard Mitigation Plan. This plan covers the County and the City of The Dalles. Updating the plan is a federal requirement that must be undertaken every five years to maintain eligibility for certain mitigation grants, and to establish a comprehensive community level mitigation strategy. Last week about 40 representatives from more than 20 different local, state, and federal agencies convened to examine the recently approved plan brainstorm and prioritize mitigation actions, learn about grants and mitigation best practices, and receive the latest community outreach materials and tools available. The Wasco County Commission is now seeking a FEMA grant to update their Community Wildfire Protection Plan, which has not been done since 2005.