Allen County hazard mitigation plan gets preliminary approval

LIMA — Allen County Emergency Management Agency Director Tom Berger reported the Allen County Hazard Mitigation Plan has been approved by both the state and federal emergency management agencies. Final approval is pending the adoption of resolutions from participating jurisdictions, including Allen County and its cities and villages.

The Allen County Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Management has been working to update the plan over the last year, Berger said in a press release. Planning meetings were held with county, city and village officials, emergency management agencies and interested individuals.

The county must have an approved hazard mitigation plan to access state hazard mitigation grant funds. The plan includes an assessment of natural and human caused hazards, showcases past accomplishments, and sets goals and action items to reduce the impact of natural hazards in the future.

Persons wishing to review the plan may access it on the project’s website at

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