LEE CO., GA (WALB) - Lee County officials are preparing their community for when disaster strikes.
A Hazard Mitigation Plan fair was held in front of Mike's County store today. Lee County commissioners, The Lee County Sheriff's Office, fire and EMS officials were there identifying potential hazards such as flooding, severe storms and natural disasters that could impact the county.
"The hazard mitigation plan is our first line of defense," said Greg Frich, Lee County Commissioner District 5. "It helps us to identify the hazards that are encroaching upon our community in ways that we can mitigate those to prevent loss of life and minimize loss of property."
"Look at every hazard and see what could we as a county or community do to lessen the impact of this event on the community," said James Howell, Lee County EMA Director.
Commissioners will hold a Hazard Mitigation Plan public hearing at their next meeting on March 10th at 6:00 p.m.