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For Immediate Release
Media Release Date: November 2, 2022
Contact: Jack White, Owen County EMA (812.829.5035)

Public Presentation of the Owen County
Multi-Hazard Mitigation Plan Update

Spencer, IN (November 2, 2022) – Owen County, in cooperation with Town of Gosport and the Town of
Spencer have prepared an update to the 2016 Multi-Hazard Mitigation Plan (MHMP) to address the risk and
vulnerability of communities in the county which may be affected by known natural, technological, and
political hazards.

The Disaster Mitigation Act of 2000 (DMA 2000) requires communities to update their MHMP every five
years in order to be eligible for any future mitigation funding through the Indiana Department of Homeland
Security and the Federal Emergency Management Agency. The intent of the MHMP is to plan for a disaster
before it occurs in order to reduce the physical, social and economic impact of that disaster.

The draft Owen County MHMP Update may be accessed at at your convenience.
Topics covered in the update include: an overview of the planning requirements; a summary of the risk
assessment and vulnerability analysis; and proposed mitigation projects for prevention, property protection,
natural resource protection, emergency services, structural control projects, and public information.

Comments will be accepted through Friday, November 18, 2022. Please submit comments to Jack White at
812.829.5035 or [email protected]


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