Committee is updating Hill County disaster plan
World events have prompted community leaders to update local disaster-response plans.
The Local Emergency Planning Committee consists of representatives of more than 20 local, state and federal organizations and agencies that work to devise emergency action plans. Although the committee has been meeting for more than 20 years, the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, and the war in Iraq have brought about new concerns, Havre Police Chief Kevin Olson said.
Olson, who chairs the committee, said it was originally concerned with earthquake, flood and fire scenarios.
"Initially, it was devised t...