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September 17, 2002

Lee County--If Lee County ever floods again, a plan of action must exist to get state and federal money. GEMA and FEMA recently changed their guidelines. Now, hazard mitigation money will not be given to needy areas unless a plan to use the money is already in place.

County Administrator Langford Holbrook says, "Next time, heaven forbid, we have some sort of flood or disaster mitigation funds we are eligible for we will have a guideline to follow when that happens." It will cost $27,000 dollars to develop a plan. A grant from GEMA to Lee County will cover $20,000 dollars of the total cost. Lee County has to complete the hazard mitigation plan by the end of 2003.

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