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Multi Hazard Mitigation Plan meeting held in Cass County

Last Updated on November 13, 2023 by Cass County Emergency Management Agency

Today representatives of numerous community organizations, as well as several individual citizens, came together at Ivy Tech Logansport to provide input into the Multi Hazard Mitigation Plan for Cass County. This plan, which will be updated every five years, aims to limit the potential loss of life, property damage and environmental harm from disasters. The plan also impacts the ability of the county, towns, the City and school districts to pursue larger funding opportunities related to hazard mitigation.

Earlier this year the Emergency Management Agency (EMA) secured a more than $20,000.00 grant through the federal Building Resilient Infrastructure and Communities (BRIC) program to fund planning activities. EMA is partnering with the Polis Center of Indiana University – Purdue University Indianapolis to complete the plan. The Polis Center has extensive experience working with communities around the state and helping state homeland security to complete the Indiana State Multi-Hazard Mitigation Plan.

Participants included representatives from:

Carroll County Emergency Management Agency

Cass County Board of Commissioners

Cass County Council on Aging

Cass County Economic Development

Cass County Emergency Management Agency

Cass County Fire District 1

Cass County Highway Department

Cass County Planning Department / Logansport Planning and Zoning

Caston School Corporation

City of Logansport Building Commissioner

Clinton Township Fire Department

Emmaus

Indiana Department of Homeland Security

Ivy Tech Community College

Lewis Cass Schools

Logansport Community School Corporation

Logansport Fire Department

Logansport Memorial Hospital

NIPSCO

Pioneer Regional School Corporation

Pulaski County Emergency Management Agency

Walton Public Library

This first meeting focused on Hazard and Vulnerability Assessment, review of current needs and resources, and identification of focus areas. Next, a draft plan will be reviewed and more stakeholders engaged ahead of the next public meeting.

The next public meeting will be held Wednesday, January 17, 1pm, also at the Ivy Tech Community College community room. Anyone who wishes to contribute or share concerns can attend the in person meeting, email EMA@CO.CASS.IN.US, or call EMA at 574-722-2484.