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Officials rank local disaster priority


December 13, 2017

Havre Daily News/Colin Thompson

A branch broken off by the Oct. 2-3 storm lies on top of a car in Havre Oct. 3. Severe weather like the early blizzard and drought were listed as the top priority during a pre-disaster mitigation planning meeting in Havre Tuesday.

County and city officials met Tuesday to rank the likelihood of specific disasters hitting the region for the first of a series of multi-mitigation meetings.

Severe weather, like the Oct. 2-3 record-setting snowstorm, topped the list as the most likely and first priority disaster to be prepared for.

Counties are required every five years to update their pre-disaster mitigation plans, the purpose being to make communities more resilient and resistant to the damages caused by natural and man-made hazards.

The meeting, held in the Hill County Justice Center, was attended by representatives...

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