Morgan County will begin the process of updating its hazard mitigation plan with a public workshop meeting Feb. 13.
The introductory meeting will review the current plan and the need for an update as well as an overview of the overall process for adopting a new plan.
Interested members of the public may also sign on at the meeting to become more involved with the details of the new plan by volunteering for the technical steering committee. Morgan County 911 Director Rick Bias is also working on developing this committee.
In the past five years, Missouri has seen seven natural disasters. As a result of these situations, Morgan County has had several presidential disaster declarations.
The hazard mitigation plan is a proactive approach to dealing with the impact of these disasters on the communities throughout the county.
The planning process will include community and asset assessments and establishing mitigation action plans that will become a rough draft before going through the adoption process of the plan.
The meeting will be held at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 13 at the Morgan County Justice Center, located at 211 East Newton St. in Versailles.