CRC to hold rescheduled meeting

Published 7:42 am Thursday, February 11, 2016

The meeting for the Commonwealth Regional Council’s (CRC) Regional Hazard Mitigation Plan Update has been rescheduled for Tuesday at 2 p.m. (it was originally set for Jan. 26, but was postponed due to the weather). The meeting will be held in The Mill Room — the downstairs conference room in the Mill Building, located at One Mill Street in Farmville.

CRC staff is working with a project management team to undertake a review and update of the regional hazard mitigation plan, which addresses the effects of natural hazards (tornadoes, hurricanes, flooding, winter weather, drought, wildfire, etc.) on people and property in the area.

Natural hazards have the potential of impacting every aspect of community life, and often result in the disruption of basic services and significant financial losses. Some facilities that could be affected by such hazards include police and sheriff stations, fire and rescue facilities, schools, community centers, nursing homes and hospitals, churches, roads and bridges, and railroads, as well as private homes.

The original plan was completed in Dec. 2005, and an update was completed in 2012. Federal law requires the plan to be reviewed and updated every five years in order for covered localities to remain eligible for certain types of FEMA disaster funding. Localities participating in this update are the counties of Amelia, Buckingham, Charlotte, Lunenburg, Nottoway, and Prince Edward, and the Town of Farmville. The update is expected to be completed in 2017.

The public and interested stakeholders in the region are invited to attend this meeting. For more information, contact Todd Fortune at the CRC at (434) 392-6104.