For Immediate Release
Contact: Aaron Kenneston
Reno, Nevada. July 6, 2015. The first of several public workshops to help draft the 2015 Washoe County Regional Hazard Mitigation Plan is at 6 p.m., Tuesday, July 7, 2015, at Reno City Hall. Community members will have the opportunity to discuss information in the plan and give their ideas about ways to reduce risks from natural and man-made hazards.
"I invite all citizens to participate in this extremely important process that has so much do with our safety as a community,” said Washoe County Emergency Manager, Aaron Kenneston. “Every individual needs to understand and prepare for regional hazards by making a plan, assembling a kit, and staying informed. One way to be ready is by attending one of our preparedness events."
What: Public workshop to discuss Washoe County Regional Hazard Mitigation Plan
Where: Reno City Council Chambers at Reno City Hall 1 East. 1st St. Reno, Nev.
When: Tuesday, July 7, 2015, from 6 p.m.-7:30 p.m.
Contact: Aaron Kenneston, Washoe County Emergency Management and Homeland Security at (775) 337-5898 or AKenneston@washoecounty.us.
Washoe County Emergency Management is hosting five public workshops to help review and discuss a draft of the 2015 Washoe County Regional Hazard Mitigation Plan. They are in partnership with the Cities of Reno and Sparks, the Reno-Sparks Indian Colony, the Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe, and the Truckee River Flood Management Authority. View the schedule of public workshops online.
The draft plan is on the Washoe County Emergency Management website at www.washoecounty.us/em. Additionally, a public questionnaire will be available at the meetings and is located online, asking for input on local disaster mitigation and recovery needs.
A draft plan will be submitted to local governing boards in the fall of 2015 for their approval. The plan will then be sent to the Federal Emergency Management Agency for final approval.