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Local predisaster mitigation planning continues


January 10, 2018

Havre Daily News/Ryan Welch

Havre Public Schools Grounds and Transportation Director Jim Donovan, from left, Havre Public Works Director Dave Peterson and the Rev. William "Mac" McGrew of the Greater Havre Area Minesterial Association listen during a predisaster mitigation update meeting Tuesday in the Hill County Justice Center. Various officials and members of the public attended the meeting Tuesday in a process to update the Hill County predisaster mitigation plan. This plan is required to be updated every five years for the county to be eligible for federal disaster assistance.

Predisaster mitigation planning continued Tuesday in the Hill County Justice Center, as county and city leaders discussed critical facilities and the various hazard areas.

Hill County has about 90 critical facilities - such as fire stations, sewer lagoons, schools, medical facilities -  and multiple hazard areas like the wildfire, flood, dam inundation, landslide and hazmat incident areas, the officials said.

During the meeting, critical facility sites were added, including North Havre Pump Station, Rocky Boy Fire Department, Cool Spring Colony School, Main Fuel Distributors, and repeate...

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