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Victoria commissioners approve resolution to maintain federal emergency flood funds eligibility

By Sonny Long
Nov. 28, 2011 at 5:28 a.m.


MITIGATION DEFINED

Mitigation is the effort to reduce loss of life and property by lessening the impact of disasters. This is achieved through risk analysis, which results in information that provides a foundation for mitigation activities that reduce risk, and flood insurance that protects financial investment.

SOURCE: Federal Emergency Management Agency

The Victoria County Commissioners Court passed a resolution Monday that maintained the county's eligibility for federal disaster relief funds in case of flooding.

The resolution approved the Guadalupe-Blanco River Authority Hazard Mitigation Plan update, something done every five years, said Jeb Lacey, Victoria County emergency management coordinator, who recommended adoption.

County Judge Don Pozzi asked if approval of the resolution placed any additional burden on the county.

"No," Lacey said. "It's a nonbinding guide that sets a strategy for how the county mitigates the effects of disasters specifically related to river flooding and urban flooding, but is also applicable to any other type of emergency."

The resolution passed unanimously.

In other action, the court: approved detention and residential contracts with Jackson County for the Victoria Regional Justice Center; approved of the official oath and bond of Victoria County Fire Marshal Ron Pray; and approved various budget amendments.

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