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Dardenne Prairie enables pre-disaster mitigation funding

At its Dec. 4 meeting, the Dardenne Prairie Board of Aldermen voted 5-0 to pass Resolution #320, adopting the 2020-2025 St. Louis Regional Hazard Mitigation Plan. Alderman John Gotway [Ward 3] excused from the meeting and absent from the vote.

The Federal Emergency Management Agency [FEMA] requires the governing body of a community to adopt the plan via resolution in order to be eligible to apply for state and federal grant funds for pre-disaster natural hazard mitigation. Natural hazards include events like floods, windstorms and earthquakes, for which steps can be taken in advance to help minimize hazards.

The East-West Gateway Council of Governments developed the plan after soliciting and receiving input from city governments, school districts and governments in the counties of Jefferson, Franklin, St. Charles, and the city and county of St. Louis. 

The plan can be viewed at www.ewgateway.org/hazardupdate.

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