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Appendices

2009 Marshall County Multi-Hazard Mitigation Plan


Committee Meeting Documentation

The Hazard Mitigation Planning Committee (HMPC) was first established to oversee the development of the 2004 plan and was reorganized for the plan update. It provides opportunities for direct involvement by participating jurisdictions and interested organizations and agencies in the planning process. The HMPC convened regularly throughout the entire drafting phase of the 2009 plan update. The HMPC meetings served as open public forums for discussing hazard risks to Marshall County communities and developing effective strategies to respond to those risks. HMPC membership included representatives from all participating jurisdictions. Membership and meeting participation was expanded to also include other agencies. This enlarged membership created additional opportunities for interagency coordination among other stakeholders in the mitigation planning process. All meetings were publicly announced and open to public participation. Each Marshall County jurisdiction had direct representation on the HMPC, which was one of many alternatives for their participation in this multi-jurisdictional planning process (see Appendix I Multi-Jurisdictional Participation Activities). This appendix documents the HMPC's meeting activities during the drafting phase of this plan, including who was involved in these meetings. Included here are the meeting agendas, meeting minutes, and sign-in sheets.

Prior to the plan update period, the HMPC met annually to review the mitigation plan in accordance with the maintenance guidelines established in Chapter 7 Plan Maintenance of the 2004 Marshall County, Alabama Natural Hazards Mitigation Plan. (Records of these meeting are maintained by the Marshall County EMA). Following the award of FEMA HMGP planning funds in late 2008, the HMPC initiated a schedule for more frequent meetings to oversee the development of this 2009 update.

The Hazard Mitigation Planning Committee convened at a local restaurant in August 2008 with a luncheon meeting of the core membership in anticipation of the HMGP grant award. This kick-off meeting was held to prepare for the upcoming plan update process and to lay out a strategy for activating the Committee to oversee the process. From January through April 2009, the HMPC convened to complete the updates to the 2004 Marshall County, Alabama, Natural Hazards Mitigation Plan. The Committee held five meetings between January 8 and April 1, 2009 to draft the update, in which attendees were informed about mitigation planning and the various steps required for preparing the plan update. During these interactive meetings, members completed a series of written exercises related to the various components of this plan and discussed a range of issues, among other meeting activities. These activities and discussions addressed identifying hazards, profiling hazards, examining the locations of hazards, rating the probability and extents of each hazard, assessing risk and vulnerabilities of buildings and populations, updating goals, reviewing mitigation action alternatives, and updating each community's action program. The completed exercises and results of meeting discussions were used in the formation of this plan update. All of the completed exercises are maintained on file in the Marshall County EMA offices. The agendas, sign-in sheets, and meeting minutes are included in this appendix. For a more in-depth discussion of the composition and role of the HMPC, see Section 4 Planning Process.


Marshall County LEPC

Natural Hazards and Mitigation

August 7, 2008 11:30 AM

Outlaws Steakhouse, Guntersville, AL

MINUTES

Minutes Released:

August 11, 2008

11:30 AM

Outlaws Steakhouse

Guntersville, Alabama

1.) Meeting called to order at 12:10 AM by Sahra Lyons, LEPC Secretary/Focal Point.

2.) Members Present at Meeting:

Sahra Lyons Marshall County EMA
Celeste Boydston Lehe Planning
Ed Crabtree City of Guntersville
Bethany King Town of Grant
Doug Fleming Marshall County Commission
R.E. Martin Marshall County Commission
Bob Pirando Marshall County Engineer
Jim Lehe Lehe Planning

3.) Introductions

4.) This is the Kick-Off Meeting for the Mitigation Subcommittee of the LEPC. The Marshall County Natural Hazards Mitigation Plan is due to expire next year and it is time to update. The updated draft of the plan needs to be done by April 1, 2008 and into the State reviewers.

5.) Background, Jim Lehe: Originally Lehe Planning did 19 county Mitigation Plans, including Marshall County's. Marshall County (along with Jefferson County) was the first county in the state to get FEMA approval. For this update Lehe Planning will only be working with Marshall, Jefferson, and Mobile Counties.

6.) Two types of plans: Jim Lehe wants to incorporate two plans for Mitigation. The first would be for FEMA compliance that would require each municipality and the Marshall County Commission to adopt through resolution. The second is a streamlined plan for local use and for public distribution with just the highlights of the original plan for ease of use.

7.) FEMA is requiring 90 days to review the plan. The completed draft will be submitted on or before April 1, 2009. A grant to help with funding has been applied for, but not yet approved.

8.) The next meeting on Thursday, September 4, 2008 will be a full committee meeting. Anita McBurnett will be getting with the mayors to receive the municipalities' appointees before the next meeting. FEMA is really big on the planning process. Meetings, who are involved in the meetings, documents, public hearings, etc., are all recorded for FEMA. We will be holding regular committee meetings.

9.) We will only be looking at natural hazards-this is what FEMA will pay for. We do have the ability to look at man-made and technological hazards if wanted. Lehe will be using the same organization of the plan. Everyone needs to review the Mitigation Plan before the next meeting!

Next Meeting : Thursday, September 4, 2008 9:30 AM at the Marshall Medical Centers Professional Building Classroom.

Anita McBurnett, EMA DIRECTOR   DATE
Sahra Lyons, LEPC Secretary DATE

Submitted by: Sahra Lyons Please submit corrections or changes by August 22, 2008. Thank You!

MC EMA



AGENDA

MARSHALL COUNTY MITIGATION PLAN UPDATE

JANUARY 8, 2009

INTRODUCTIONS

OUTLINE OF MEETING

WHY ARE YOU HERE

HAZARD MITIGATION PLANNIG PROCESS FOR 2004 PLAN

HAZARD MITIGATION PLAN OF 2009 OVERVIEW

INTRODUCTION TO ACTION ITEMS TO BE COMPLETED FOR THE FINAL PLAN - YOUR JOB

PAST

REVIEW RISK ASSESSMENT - JANUARY

EVALUATE CAPABILITIES - JANUARY

EVALUATE MITIGATION ACTIONS - JANUARY

FUTURE

UPDATE THE MITIGATION ACTIONS - FEBRUARY

ADDRESS MANMADE HAZARD SECTION OF PLAN - FEBRUARY

UPDATE THE MITIGATION EVALUATION SECTION OF THE PLAN - FEBRUARY


Marshall County LEPC

All Hazards Mitigation

Plan Update Meeting #1

January 8, 2009 1:00 PM

Marshall Medical Centers Professional Building Ste D

MINUTES

Minutes Released:

January 9, 2009

Marshall County Courthouse

Guntersville, Alabama

1.) Meeting called to order at 1:13 AM by Celeste Boydston, LEHE Planning

2.) Members present at meeting:

Marshall County EMA Anita McBurnett

Marshall County EMA Sahra Lyons

Town of Grant Bethany King

Farm Service Agency Zachary Burns

Alabama Forestry Commission Justin Kinney

Alabama Forestry Commission Michael Williams

City of Guntersville Ed Crabtree

Town of Douglas Paula Phillips

LEHE Planning Celeste Boydston

3.) Introductions of everyone at meeting.

4.) Discussion of how the 2004 Mitigation Plan was done. This plan is an update to the original.

5.) Why we are here:

a) According to the Disaster Mitigation Act of 2000, all local governments are to develop a natural hazard mitigation plan in order to establish eligibility for: Pre-disaster Mitigation funding (PDM), Hazard Mitigation Grant Program funding (HMGP), Flood Mitigation Assistance funding (FMA), and Severe Repetitive Loss funding (SRL). This Act was signed into law on October 30, 2000.

b) All communities are required to have a plan like this in order for reimbursement on mitigation projects. It takes an extreme exception for a community to not have this plan and get funding, and then they are required to have a plan within 12 months of accepting funds.

c) A Mitigation Plan helps guide communities to be more disaster resilient by focusing on the hazards that affect them most, and can help save money.

6.) There are 7 steps in the hazard mitigation planning process:

a) Organizing resources: people with specialized expertise (GIS, Mayors, EMA, etc); Funding; Public Participation

b) Identifying hazards: These can be identified through Exercises, contacting agencies for their data, and publications on the hazards that are identified. In the 2004 Plan the hazards identified are located in Chapter 4.

c) Assess the risks associated with each hazard identified: in the 2004 Mitigation Plan this can be found in Chapter 4.

d) Develop a Mitigation Plan: The Mitigation Plan goes through State and FEMA approval before it is adopted by each municipality. Alabama Emergency Management Agency (AEMA) and FEMA both use a crosswalk to review the plan to make sure it covers all applicable measures.

e) Implement the Mitigation Plan

f) Monitor the Plan's progress

g) Update the plan. (This update has to occur every 5 years)

7.) Updating the Plan? 5 years later: we have to go through all of the mitigation measures and determine if any new plans have been implemented (or old ones updated) within our community (i.e. zoning plans). If your community has new or updated plans, Celeste needs to know.

8.) There are two new areas that will be added to the 2009 Mitigation Plan: Historic or culturally significant areas (buildings, statues, or even historical records) and manmade hazards (terrorism, HazMat incidents). The inclusion of manmade hazards will make this an All Hazards Mitigation Plan. There will also be more specific verbage on which communities will have community shelters/sirens put in.

9.) table? Would you rethink where earthquakes and droughts were rated before and make them higher? A copy of this Table was given to all of the municipalities present to reassess and needs to be turned into the Marshall County EMA office no later than January 26, 2009.

10.) Community Capabilities Questionnaire: all of the municipalities present were given this questionnaire to fill out to update where their communities are regarding their capabilities. This covers any new or existing codes, plans, staffing ability, funding sources, etc.

a) Any new maps of your community (I.e. zoning maps) need to be given to Celeste. These can be copies of the maps or links to the internet where the maps may be found.

b) Any new critical facilities need to be identified. (Hospitals, schools, fire stations, etc.)

11.) Mitigation Actions Program: The mitigation Actions on this handout need to be updated. These are the items that the first Planning Team can up with that needed to be addressed within Marshall County in the 2004 Plan. These need to be marked if they were or were not done, and if not the reason why they weren't.

12.) During the next meeting we will discuss the next steps to complete the plan.

13.) While going through the handouts and exercises make sure to write down all of your mitigation ideas, no matter how big or small. Don't assume the experts have thought of everything!!!

ALL HANDOUTS ARE DUE TO THE MARSHALL COUNTY EMA OFFICE NO LATER THAN MONDAY, JANUARY 26, 2009.

NEXT MEETING: THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 5, 2009 AT 1:00 PM MARSHALL COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH: 150 Judy Smith, Guntersville (Turn at Applebees in Guntersville)

Anita McBurnett, Interim EMA DIRECTOR DATE

Sahra Lyons, Secretary DATE

Submitted by: Sahra Lyons Please submit corrections or changes by January 23, 2009. Thank You!

MC EMA



AGENDA

MARSHALL COUNTY HAZARDS MITIGATION PLAN UPDATE

FEBRUARY 5, 2009

INTRODUCTIONS

OUTLINE OF MEETING

JANUARY 8, 2009 MEETING

QUICK OVERVIEW OF THE JANUARY 8, 2009 MEETING FOR THOSE NOT THERE

RESULTS OF THE WORKSHEETS FROM JANUARY

MAN-MADE HAZARDS

INTRODUCTION TO MAN-MADE HAZARDS

STEPS IN MAN MADE HAZARDS MITIGATION PLANNING

MAN-MADE HAZARDS RISK ASSESSMENT

RISK ASSESSMENT WORKSHEET OVERVIEW

HAZARDS PROFILES

HAZARD EVENTS SINCE 2004

HAZARD PROFILE WORKSHEET OVERVIEW

TENTATIVE SCHEDULE

FEBRUARY 26 - VULNERABILITY ASSESSMENT

MARCH 12 - MITIGATION STRATEGIES AND PLAN MAINTENANCE

MARCH 12 - PUBLIC MEETING

APRIL 2 - FINAL DRAFT PLAN REVIEW

JULY - PLAN ADOPTION


Marshall County LEPC

Hazards Mitigation Planning Committee (HMPC)

Plan Update Meeting #2

February 5, 1:00 PM

Marshall County Department of Public Health-Community Room

MINUTES

Minutes Released:

February 6, 2009

Marshall County Courthouse

Guntersville, Alabama

1.) Meeting called to order at 1:20 PM by Celeste Boydston, LEHE Planning

2.) Introductions

3.) Members present at meeting:

  1. Marshall County EMA Anita McBurnett
  2. Marshall County EMA Sahra Lyons
  3. Town of Grant Bethany King
  4. Department of Human Resources Kathleen Rice
  5. City of Guntersville Ed Crabtree
  6. Town of Douglas Paula Phillips
  7. City of Albertville Brenda Pell
  8. City of Arab Jeremy Griggs
  9. Media-WAFN-FM Susan McKenney
  10. Marshall County 911 Cheryl King
  11. Marshall County Bob Pirando
  12. Lehe Planning Jim Lehe
  13. Lehe Planning Celeste Boydston

4.) Review outline of meeting

5.) Overview of January 8, 2008 Meeting

a. Review of 7 steps in Hazard Mitigation Planning Process: Organizing resources; identifying hazards; assessing the risks; developing the Mitigation Plan; implement the Plan; monitor the plan, and update the plan. We are now at "Updating the Plan".

b. In reviewing the forms turned in to Lehe Planning 2 risks were increased (drought and fire) and there was a decrease in one risk (thunderstorms). There are still 2 jurisdictions that do not believe that there is any risk from earthquakes. We may need to take a higher level look at risks-something may be a low risk of a hazards, but the threat to our community may be high if the hazards does occur.

c. Celeste Boydston needs copies of all of the plans that were written about in the "Capability Assessment". She will prepare a list of what was mentioned that she needs. These items will need to be brought to the February 26 meeting.

6.) Man-made Hazards-there are two types of man-made hazards. Pandemic will also be covered in the Plan update.

a. Technological: Incidents are accidental, unintended, originate from human activity. Include manufacturing plants (industrial accidents), transportation accidents, storage and use.

i. Risk assessments to include fixed facilities, transportation and critical infrastructure failure.

b. Terrorism: Incidents are not accidental, intentional, originate from human activity, and can be domestic or international.

i. Risk assessments are harder to pinpoint: Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD), Chemical, biological, radiological, Nuclear, Explosive, armed attacks, agriterrorism, etc.

c. Pandemics: these are identified as an epidemic (of disease) that spreads over a very wide area (country or continent) that the vast population has no immunity to. There were 3 pandemics in the 20th Century: 1918, 1957, and 1968.

d. In order to properly document Man-made Hazards into the update plan, publications and plans from the community and industries within the community need to be acquired to show that there have been safety steps taken. If anyone knows of Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) within the community, please feel free to invite them to our next meeting.

7.) Hazard Profiles

a. Review of handouts. These handouts are due into the EMA office no later than Monday, February 16, 2009. When filling out these forms, consider how natural hazards can turn into a man-made hazard.

b. Recent Man-made hazards: TVA Sludge in TN and Stevenson, AL; fire at Umicore; Grain silo explosion in Guntersville.

8.) Schedule of next meetings

ALL HANDOUTS ARE DUE TO THE MARSHALL COUNTY EMA OFFICE NO LATER THAN MONDAY, February 16, 2009. Please feel free to e-mail Celeste Boydston with any and all questions that you may have.

NEXT MEETING: THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 2009 AT 1:00 PM MARSHALL COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH: 150 Judy Smith, Guntersville (Turn at Applebees in Guntersville)

Anita McBurnett, EMA DIRECTOR DATE

Sahra Lyons, Secretary DATE

Submitted by: Sahra Lyons Please submit corrections or changes by February 20, 2009. Thank You!

MC EMA




AGENDA

MARSHALL COUNTY HAZARDS MITIGATION PLAN UPDATE

FEBRUARY 26, 2009

INTRODUCTIONS

OUTLINE OF MEETING

MITIGATION PLANNING

MITIGATION STRATEGIES

GOALS

OBJECTIVES

ACTIONS

IMPLEMENTATION STRATEGY

FUTURE DATES

MARCH 10 - PUBLIC MEETING

MARCH 12 - COMMITTEE MEETING

APRIL 2 - FINAL DRAFT PLAN REVIEW

JULY - PLAN ADOPTION


Marshall County LEPC

Hazards Mitigation Planning Committee (HMPC)

Plan Update Meeting #3

February 26, 1:00 PM

Marshall County Department of Public Health-Community Room

MINUTES

Minutes Released:

March 2, 2009

Marshall County Courthouse

Guntersville, Alabama

1.) Meeting called to order at 1:08 PM by Anita McBurnett, LEPC Chair

2.) Ricky Little, AEMA: Discussion of importance of Mitigation Plan.

3.) Introductions

4.) Present at meeting:

1. Marshall County EMA Anita McBurnett

2. Marshall County EMA Sahra Lyons

3. Town of Grant Bethany King

4. City of Guntersville Ed Crabtree

5. Town of Douglas Paula Phillips

6. City of Arab Jeremy Griggs

7. City of Arab Fred Peterson

8. Forestry Commission Leitha McClain

9. Alabama EMA Ricky Little

10. Marshall County IT Greg Buckner

11. Gadsden Times Kerry Yencer

12. Advertiser Gleam Cindy McGregor

13. Lehe Planning Jim Lehe

14. Lehe Planning Celeste Boydston

5.) Review outline of meeting

6.) Mitigation Planning: is the process of determining how to reduce or eliminate the loss of life and property damage resulting from natural and Man-made hazards.

a. Natural Hazards: tornadoes, fire, flood, drought, winter freezes, etc& There is no set time for the hazards to happen, and many times you do not know where it will happen.

b. Man-made Hazards: The target is usually the reason for the hazard. It is almost impossible to relocate from a manmade hazard. You want to create an environment that is difficult to attack, resilient to the consequences of an attack or accident, and protective of its occupants should an incident occur.

7.) Mitigation Strategies:

a. First pick a significant hazard in your community; what could cause this hazard? What assets could this hazard affect?

b. Develop a problem statement. This statement is clear and factual stating "what, where and how often".

c. Develop Goals: with the new plan our goals are to reduce injuries and death, protect property, and reduce economic losses. Develop your goal statements based on the problem identified. This statement is not specific and describes a desirable condition in the long term.

d. Develop Objectives: define your strategies or important steps that will attain your goals. Remember that Objectives are measurable.

e. Determine Actions: What will you do? Do you have the capabilities to accomplish your goal? What kind of impact will it have on your community? Is it feasible? Do you have the support of the community and elected officials? Do you have the legal authority to do this action? What about funding?

**Prioritize your measures according to ease of implementation if there are multiple objectives**

Buzz words to use for Mitigation Actions include: minimize, protect, reduce, ensure by&, promote, encourage.

8.) Future Meeting Dates

a. Tuesday, March 10, 2009 Public Meeting held in Commission Chambers at 7:00 PM. It is not required that you attend, but it would be a nice gesture to the community.

b. Thursday, March 12, 2009 Committee Meeting at the Department of Public Health Community Room at 1:00 PM.

9.) Adjourned 2:48 PM

Celeste Boydston will be e-mailing the forms that are to be filled out.

ALL HANDOUTS ARE DUE TO THE MARSHALL COUNTY EMA OFFICE NO LATER THAN MONDAY, March 9, 2009. Please feel free to e-mail Celeste Boydston with any and all questions that you may have.

Anita McBurnett, EMA DIRECTOR DATE

Sahra Lyons, Secretary DATE

Submitted by: Sahra Lyons Please submit corrections or changes by March 6, 2009. Thank You!

MC EMA




AGENDA

MARSHALL COUNTY HAZARDS MITIGATION PLAN UPDATE

MARCH 12, 2009

INTRODUCTIONS

MITIGATION STRATEGIES

REVIEW OF 2004 MEASURES

REVIEW OF HAZARD EVENTS 2004-2009

POSSIBLE NEW MEASURES

OTHER MATTERS


Marshall County LEPC

Hazards Mitigation Planning Committee (HMPC)

Plan Update Meeting #3

March 11, 1:00 PM

Marshall County Department of Public Health-Community Room

MINUTES

Minutes Released:

March 16, 2009

Marshall County Courthouse

Guntersville, Alabama

1.) Meeting called to order at 1:00 PM by Celeste Boydston, Lehe Planning

2.) Introductions

3.) Present at meeting:

Marshall County EMA Anita McBurnett

Marshall County EMA Sahra Lyons

City of Guntersville Ed Crabtree

Town of Douglas Paula Phillips

Forestry Commission Leitha McClain

Alabama EMA Ricky Little

City of Albertville Brenda Pell

Marshall County Commission Bob Pirando

Marshall County E-911 Cheryl King

Lehe Planning Celeste Boydston

4.) Review outline of meeting

5.) Mitigation Strategies

a. Review of 2004 Measures: Celeste handed out copies of the 2004 measures to each of the municipalities. These sheets stated what you had marked on the sheets from earlier meetings. Please review these sheets and state what you would like to have put in the 2009 plan as continuing Mitigation Actions. (Anything that states "maintain" needs to be put into the plan update due to it being ongoing.) Mitigation Measures need to be pre-identified in order to get funding in case of disaster.

b. Review of Hazard Events 2004-2009: Reviewed newspaper clippings from incidents occurring around the county for 2004-2009. Discussed what could have been done better during the incident and what could have been done before the incident occurred to prevent it from happening.

c. Possible New Measures:

a. Updating Jurisdictional Comprehensive Plans.

b. Making turn-arounds in cul-de-sacs big enough for Fire Engines to turn around easily.

c. Having two points of egress in a subdivision in case one gets blocked by fallen trees.

d. Having 911 numbers put on houses and places of business.

e. Putting in firebreaks.

6.) Grants:

a. www.grants.gov is a website that gives information on about 95% of U.S. Grants.

b. There are 4 different "pots" of mitigation funding: Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP), Pre-disaster Mitigation funding (PDM), and 404 and 406 under the Stafford Act.

404 brings the projects back to pre-disaster condition while 406 ends up with an improved project.


7.) Future Meeting Dates

8.) Wednesday, April 1, 2009 at 1:00 PM at Marshall County Department of Public Health Community Room. This will be our final meeting.

ALL HANDOUTS ARE DUE TO THE MARSHALL COUNTY EMA OFFICE NO LATER THAN MONDAY, March 23, 2009.

Anita McBurnett, EMA DIRECTOR DATE

Sahra Lyons, Secretary DATE

Submitted by: Sahra Lyons Please submit corrections or changes by March 27, 2009. Thank You!

MC EMA



AGENDA

MARSHALL COUNTY HAZARDS MITIGATION PLAN UPDATE

APRIL 1, 2009

INTRODUCTIONS

COMMUNITY MEETING AND EXHIBITS

RISK ASSESSMENT

GOALS

MITIGATION ACTIONS

SCHEDULE FOR COMPLETION

WRAP-UP


Marshall County LEPC

Hazards Mitigation Planning Committee (HMPC)

Plan Update Meeting #5

April 1, 2009 1:00 PM

Marshall County Department of Public Health-Community Room

MINUTES

Minutes Released:

April 6, 2009

Marshall County Courthouse

Guntersville, Alabama

1.) Meeting called to order at 1:18PM by Celeste Boydston, Lehe Planning

Marshall County is the first county in the State of Alabama to do update. There is a lot of trial and error being done.

2.) Introductions

3.) Present at meeting:

1. Marshall County EMA Anita McBurnett

2. Marshall County EMA Sahra Lyons

3. Town of Douglas Paula Phillips

4. City of Albertville Brenda Pell

5. Marshall County Commission Bob Pirando

6. Town of Grant Bethany King

7. City of Arab Jeremy Griggs

8. Marshall County IT Greg Buckner

9. Lehe Planning Celeste Boydston

10. Lehe Planning Jim Lehe

4.) Review outline of meeting

5.) Community Meeting and Exhibits

a. The Community Meeting was held March 10, 2009 at 7:00 PM in the Marshall County Commission Chambers. Thirty people have signed the sign-in sheet for viewing the various exhibits on display. The displays will be up for another couple of weeks.

b. There have been an average of 15 "hits" on the website everyday. There have been no calls received on the toll free number from the public.

c. There have been no e-mails received yet, but an invitation to participate and a survey was distributed via e-mail and we are hoping to get some response.

d. Community involvement is very important to the plan update process.

e. Before the Plan is finalized all of the municipalities and school boards will be signing off on the plan update.

6.) School Participation

a. The Schools have sent in their mitigation actions to be included in the plan update-mainly retrofits and safety shelters for the schools.

b. The School Boards of Education may pass a resolution or write a letter stating that Marshall County EMA can represent them on the Committee. Indirect representation by an authorized representative is allowed.

c. Snead State will have to check with their Chancellor. They are unaware of a need for them to participate.


7.) Risk Assessment

a. Chapters five and six have not been finished yet. HAZUS-MH software was causing some problems. (This software estimates losses of buildings and infrastructure) Mitigation strategies also need to be tied in with the risk assessments.

b. Have done earthquake analysis and probability models. This meets the vulnerability assessment that is needed for the plan update. Lehe will be running this analysis again.

c. There is no model that can predict any damage done.

d. Results from the exercise on identification of hazards not very different from what was done in 2004. Drought has been deemed more severe now, and flooding not as much due to the recent drought.

e. Lehe has software (Vortek) that has done tornado inventory in Marchall County. This software can produce figures and charts.

8.) Goals

a. There are five areas of mitigation. (Prevention; Property protection; Public Education/Outreach; Preservation; Emergency Services)

b. Lehe is Wanting to remove the Emergency Services category from the goals. This is not a category that FEMA wants to see, and we can shift the actions that fall under Emergency Services elsewhere. They are afraid of getting too far into response and not decreasing the need for response.

c. Changes to goals can be done during review as long as the meat of the plan does not change.

9.) Mitigation Actions

a. Actions have to be preventative. Training is not considered part of mitigating, so these actions will be placed in another document. Mitigation actions need to modify the "built" environment. HazMat training would not apply because it does not "decrease the need for response".

b. Bottom line to Mitigation Actions is that they will reduce property damage.

c. Meth Labs are number one on the Public Survey.

10.) Schedule for Completion

a. April 13, 2009 is the day that the updated plan goes out the door to State EMA.

b. Celeste will be e-mailing the final worksheets for completion on Monday, April 6, 2009.

11.) Wrap-up

a. For plan maintenance the Hazard Mitigation Planning Committee will need to hold an annual meeting to go over the mitigation actions that have been completed, and to get ideas from others about what they did to complete their ideas.

ALL HANDOUTS ARE DUE TO THE MARSHALL COUNTY EMA OFFICE NO LATER THAN Thursday, April 9, 2009.

Anita McBurnett, EMA DIRECTOR DATE

Sahra Lyons, Secretary DATE

Submitted by: Sahra Lyons Please submit corrections or changes by April 17, 2009. Thank You!

MC EMA


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