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Pinellas partners to review Local Mitigation Strategy plan

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Pinellas County, its municipal partners and other stakeholders are gearing up to review and update this year’s Pinellas County Local Mitigation Strategy (LMS).

Pinellas partners to review Local Mitigation Strategy planCounty News List Pinellas County, its municipal partners and other stakeholders are gearing up to review and update this year’s Pinellas County Local Mitigation Strategy (LMS).

Updated annually, the purpose of an LMS is to establish ongoing processes that make hazard mitigation part of the daily functioning of the entire community. Mitigation plans identify potential hazards and vulnerabilities, set goals and establish specific actions or remedies to reduce the risk of natural or manmade hazards to people, buildings, infrastructure and the environment.

Mitigation plans are also required by the federal government for municipalities to be eligible for federal hazard mitigation grants. The Florida Division of Emergency Management has previously recognized Pinellas County’s Local Mitigation Strategy plan as among those in the top tier of the state.

The county’s hazard mitigation efforts underscore a component of its strategic plan, ensuring public health, safety and welfare by providing planning, coordination, prevention and protective services to ensure a safe and secure community.

Residents and community stakeholders are invited to participate in the process by attending LMS planning meetings and providing comments on current LMS projects, which are detailed in the 2016 annual update. Visit www.pinellaslms.org to review the plan. Updated annually, the purpose of an LMS is to establish ongoing processes that make hazard mitigation part of the daily functioning of the entire community. Mitigation plans identify potential hazards and vulnerabilities, set goals and establish specific actions or remedies to reduce the risk of natural or manmade hazards to people, buildings, infrastructure and the environment.

Mitigation plans are also required by the federal government for municipalities to be eligible for federal hazard mitigation grants. The Florida Division of Emergency Management has previously recognized Pinellas County’s Local Mitigation Strategy plan as among those in the top tier of the state.

The county’s hazard mitigation efforts underscore a component of its strategic plan, ensuring public health, safety and welfare by providing planning, coordination, prevention and protective services to ensure a safe and secure community.

Residents and community stakeholders are invited to participate in the process by attending LMS planning meetings and providing comments on current LMS projects, which are detailed in the 2016 annual update. Visit www.pinellaslms.org to review the plan.