Henry County Hazard Planning Committee meeting


Share
Posted Online: Jan. 11, 2013, 9:42 am
Comment on this story | Print this story | Email this story
Press release submitted by Susie Goff


Projects to reduce damages caused by storms

Cambridge, IL (JANUARY 21, 2013)—Projects and activities to protect residents and property from storms and other hazards will be discussed at the Henry County Natural Hazards Mitigation Planning Committee meeting on January 29 at the Cambridge Fire Department. The meeting begins at 1 p.m. and is open to the public.
"Severe storms frequently cause damage to buildings, crops, roads and other critical infrastructure in this area and across Illinois. Since 1970 Henry County has experienced at least one federally declared disaster every decade. Severe thunderstorms and severe winter storms have been the most frequently occurring natural disasters in the county, but floods have caused the most damage," according to Colleen Gillaspie, Committee Chairperson.
Henry County has an emergency response plan, but not a mitigation plan. "Emergency response plans prescribe what actions should be taken after a storm hits while this mitigation plan will identify actions that should be taken before a storm occurs," added Gillaspie.
Alpha, Andover, Annawan, Atkinson, Bishop Hill, Cambridge, Colona, Galva, Geneseo, Kewanee, Orion and Woodhull are participating in the planning process.
While the public has provided input on portions of the plan, the entire plan will be presented for public review and comment before it is submitted to the state and federal government for approval.
"A public forum will be conducted this spring for interested persons to review the plan and ask questions of Committee members. A two week public comment period will be established to accommodate interested persons who are unable to attend the forum. We want to make sure that anybody who is interested has an opportunity to review and comment on the draft plan," said Gillaspie.
"In addition, a copy of the draft Plan will be placed on the County Web site for residents to view. We want to make it as easy as possible for all residents to view this draft Plan so that they can read about what type of storm damage reduction projects are being considered," she added.
Interested persons can submit questions and comments to the Committee members or directly to the Henry County Emergency Services and Disaster Agency.


















 



Local events heading








  Today is Sunday, April 20, the 110th day of 2014. There are 255 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: The attention of contractors is called to proposals for building a magazine. The building is to be erected on the south side of the island, above the railroad, nearly opposite Sinnit's ice houses.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Ladies patent leather tip shoes were selling for $3 at the M & K store, and men's spring overcoats were advertised at $7.50.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Fred Feuchter, of Davenport, was elected president of the Tri-City Post Office Clerks club, and Joe Goldsmith, of Rock Island, was named secretary treasurer.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Mass vaccination of more than 1,600 employed of the Rock Island Arsenal has been ordered by Col. Norman Ramsey after a 13-year-old daughter of the Arsenal manager became ill with smallpox.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The 1964 Scout-O-Rama of the Sac-Fox Council of Boy Scouts closed a two-day session last evening at the Rock Island Armory with 5,000 paid attendance.
1989 -- 25 years ago: "From the horse and buggy days ... to this" said Mercer County Sheriff Marvin Thirtyacre, waving his hand to indicate the sheriff's department facilities at the new $1.5 million Mercer County Jail in Aledo.




(More History)