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Regional Mitigation Plan

FARMVILLE – The Commonwealth Regional Council is continuing to work on an update to the Regional Mitigation Plan for Planning District 14 and wants to hear from interested stakeholders and the public, according to a press release sent this week.

A workshop will be held at 10 a.m. on Monday, January 10 in the Mill Room located in the lower level of the One Mill Street building in Farmville (the location of the CRC offices).

During this workshop, CRC staff will present the results of the Risk Assessment portion of the plan for review and comment. In addition, CRC staff and attendees will work on updating mitigation actions for the plan.

The Counties of Amelia, Buckingham, Charlotte, Cumberland, Lunenburg, Nottoway, Prince Edward and the Town of Farmville are all participating in the plan update.

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, according to the release.

Interested stakeholders in the region, and the public, are invited to attend. For more information, contact Todd Fortune at (434) 392-6104. Directions to the meeting can be found online at http://onemillstreet.net/Directions.aspx.