A planning meeting in Bethel tonight about hazard mitigation is open to the public.
With the start of a new Hurricane Season now underway, Bethel officials are looking to put together an action plan of what can be done to minimize property damage, risk of life, and the costs that are shared by all when it comes to natural disasters. Thoughts of Tropical Storm Irene, October snowstorm Alfred, and Superstorm Sandy have prompted Bethel officials want to prepare in case another storm that results in a Federal Disaster Declaration blows through.
The plan will take into account the possibility of floods, winter storms, hurricanes, wildfires and dam failure.
The public is invited to the informational meeting to give their input on the planning process. The meeting is at 6pm at the Bethel Municipal Center meeting room A.