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Open House to plan for disaster
District hosts Open House to help plan for disaster
Posted on 12/17/2019

What can Puyallup citizens do to mitigate risk from natural hazards? How can we save lives and prevent damage in the event of a natural disaster?

These are the questions the City of Puyallup, Central Pierce Fire, and Puyallup School District will ask as they each update Hazard Mitigation Plans.

According to Public Law 106-390, in order to receive Federal funding in the event of a disaster, agencies must have a Hazard Mitigation Plan on file. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will reference a local jurisdiction’s planning as a sort of blueprint or guide as they commit resources to an area impacted by disaster.

To better understand hazards that threaten the Puyallup School District and the mitigation measures available to reduce vulnerability to those hazards, and to provide input to those preparing a new plan you can attend an Open House at Ferrucci Junior High (3213 Wildwood Park Drive, Puyallup, WA 98374) from 5 to 6 p.m. on Monday, January 6, 2020.

Staff from each agency will be present with maps, existing plans, and additional resources to help participants learn more. Parents and community members are encouraged to attend this Open House to provide valuable perspective to those drafting new Hazard Mitigation Plans.