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FEMA/State Of Nevada Officials To Hold Flood Mitigation Briefings

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May 3, 2005
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LAS VEGAS, Nev -- The Nevada Division of Emergency Management (NDEM) and the Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) have scheduled public meetings for Public and Private Non-profit entities in the presidentially declared disaster counties of Lincoln and Clark. The purpose of these meetings is to provide an overview of FEMA’s Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP).

Mitigation is the cornerstone of emergency management. It is the ongoing effort to lessen the impact disasters have on people's lives and property through damage prevention and flood insurance. Through measures such as, building safely within the floodplain or removing homes altogether; engineering buildings and infrastructures to withstand earthquakes: and creating and enforcing effective building codes to protect property from floods, hurricanes and other natural hazards, the impact on lives and communities is lessened.

The schedule is as follows:

Las Vegas
Tuesday, May 10,
9:00 A.M.-11:30 A.M.
Training Room One
Clark County Government Center
500 South Grand Central Parkway

Tuesday, May 10
2:30 P.M.
City Council Room
Second Floor, City Hall
10 E. Mesquite Blvd.

Panaca, Lincoln County
Wednesday, May 11
1:00 P.M.
Panaca Fire Department
700 E. Edwards

FEMA prepares the nation for all hazards and effectively manages federal response and recovery efforts following any national incident. FEMA also initiates mitigation activities, trains first responders, and manages the National Flood Insurance Program and the U.S. Fire Administration. FEMA became part of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security on March 1, 2003.

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July 16, 2012 - 18:46
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