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By Victoria Fowler
Gazette Reporter 

Updates coming for Whitman County Mitigation Plan


September 19, 2019

After six years the Whitman County Hazard Mitigation Plan will be getting a facelift.

This project will be funded by a planning grant from FEMA.

“The FEMA grant will be approximately $48,750,” said Bill Tensfeld, director of the emergency management department.

A total of 75 percent of the cost will be covered by the FEMA grant. The additional 25 percent will be non-monetary contributions such as staff time, facilities, printing cost, etc.

Tensfeld said the new Hazard Mitigation Plan will be consistent with the 2013 version.

“We will have some different partners and new data that...

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