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For immediate release - Oct. 19, 2004

Local Mitigation Strategy committees to meet

TAVARES — The planning and public involvement committees of the Lake County Local Mitigation Strategy Task Force will be meeting Friday, Oct. 22, as the task force continues the process of updating the Local Mitigation Strategy first established in 1999.

The committees will be meeting at 10 a.m. in the Lake County Public Works building located at 123 N. Sinclair Ave., Tavares. The public is invited to attend and provide comment as the committees review mitigation initiatives that have been brought forward by local municipalities and the County.

The Local Mitigation Strategy is a countywide plan developed with the assistance of local and county government agencies, businesses and residents, to help mitigate risk from natural and manmade disasters. This initiative started in September 2003 and will result in a formal plan in December 2004.

The Local Mitigation Strategy will serve as a guide for directing resources to best serve citizens before, during and after a disaster. Certain initiatives identified by the Local Mitigation Strategy that, if corrected now, would lessen the future impact of disasters on the community.

For more information, call the Office of Emergency Management at 352-343-9420 or log on to our Local Mitigation Strategy page to view the documented efforts of the task force. After reading the posted documents, send questions, concerns and recommendations to LMS@co.lake.fl.us.

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Contact information:
Christopher Patton
Communications Coordinator
Office: (352) 343-9609; Cell: (352) 455-0445
cpatton@co.lake.fl.us

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