The Charles Mix County Disaster Mitigation Planning Team has just completed a first draft of the County's updated disaster mitigation plan. A final meeting of the planning team will be held on Thursday Sept 25th at 7:00 PM at the Charles Mix County Administrative Building to review the draft before it is submitted to the South Dakota Office of Emergency Management.
The plan includes a profile and risk assessment of the various natural hazards that affect the county, such as blizzards, tornadoes, flooding, and droughts. Events like these have the potential of causing thousands of dollars annually in damage, and it is hoped that some of that damage can be lessened through the implementation of the disaster mitigation strategy outlined in the plan.
This meeting is open to the public. If you are interested in reviewing the plan, you are urged to attend the meeting. This is an excellent opportunity for your voice to be heard. Additional information about the meeting can be obtained by calling Charles Mix County Emergency Management Director Mike Kotab at (605) 491-3134, or John Clem with the Planning & Development District III Office at (800) 952-3562.
These meetings are open to everyone. If you have an idea about what can be done to prepare for future disaster events occurring in Charles Mix County, you are urged to attend the meetings. The third meeting will be held at on July 24 at 7:00 PM in the County Administrative Building, which is located on Fourth Street in Lake Andes across from the courthouse. The main purpose of this meeting is to develop a mitigation strategy for the county to pursue, which will included specific mitigation actions that can be undertaken to reduce hazard risk. Additional information about the meeting can be obtained by calling Charles Mix County Emergency Management Director Mike Kotab at 605 491-3134 or John Clem at 800 952-3562.