FCEM&HS Hosts Public Meeting on Natural Disaster Projects

    Posted: 4/17/2018

    COLUMBUS ­– Franklin County Emergency Management and Homeland Security (FCEM&HS) will host a public meeting and planning session to discuss the potential natural hazards Franklin County is most at risk for and possible initiatives to reduce negative impacts of those hazards.  The meeting will be held on Thursday, April 26, 2018 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Franklin County Emergency Management & Homeland Security, 5300 Strawberry Farms Blvd., Columbus, Ohio 43230. 

    FCEM&HS continually works to prepare Franklin County for all types of disasters. The meeting gives residents an opportunity to learn about the potential hazards that could occur, voice their concerns about what hazards they are most concerned about and identify services the community may need during an emergency. 

     “Franklin County is committed to ensuring the safety and well-being of its residents and the reduction of disaster-related damages from natural hazards,” said Jeffrey J.  Young, Director of Franklin County Emergency Management & Homeland Security. “The meeting will help us identify and prioritize the services, disaster-related projects, and capabilities the county may need during an emergency.”

    Franklin County adheres to federal requirements to update its emergency preparedness plans in an effort to keep residents, businesses, and organizations well prepared and vigilant. The information and planning session is part of the County’s Natural Hazard Mitigation Plan, which is currently undergoing a mandatory 5-year update.  The purpose of emergency preparedness planning is to identify policies and actions that can be implemented over the long term to reduce risk and future losses.

    For more information about this plan and meeting, please contact Andrew Jarvi, Emergency Planner at aljarvi@franklincountyohio.gov or call (614) 724-0805.