Lee County prepares for disasters

Lee County prepares for disasters

Lee County officials want input from residents for the county's preparation plan.

An Emergency Preparedness event will be held Saturday and a public hearing Tuesday to discuss the county's hazard mitigation plan. It looks at problems in the county if a disaster were to strike, such as floods, severe storms and other natural disasters.

"Being from South Georgia we're all familiar with the floods of 94, 98 and 2005. And sometimes there's things we can do if we were to get grant money that we could alleviate some of those flooding problems in certain areas," said Chief James Howell, with the Lee County Fire Department.

The hazard mitigation plan is updated every five years and is submitted to the state.

The Emergency Preparedness Fair is Saturday, March 7th from 9 am to 1 pm at Mike's Country Store on Philema Road.

The hearing is Tuesday, March 10th at 6 pm at the Tharp building at 102 Starksville Road.

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