Miss. College Developing Multi-Campus Disaster Mitigation Plan

November 9, 2011

Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College is developing a new multi-campus hazard mitigation plan and will be seeking public comment in the upcoming weeks.

MGCCC disaster mitigation committee member John Shows tells The Sun Herald the college received a $100,000 grant from the Federal Emergency Management Agency to develop the plan. The college must have a FEMA-approved plan to remain eligible for Hazard Mitigation Grant Program funds following a presidentially declared disaster.

The plan will be implemented at the college’s Perkinston, Jefferson Davis and Jackson County campuses and the George County, West Harrison County and Advanced Manufacturing and Technology centers.

The purpose of the plan includes protecting life and property, reducing the potential for future damages and economic losses resulting from disaster and outlining speedy recovery and redevelopment following disaster.

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