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County OKs hazard plan

An update of Hancock County’s hazard mitigation plan was approved by the commissioners this week, a requirement that makes the county eligible for a $1 million federal grant.
Matt Cordonnier, director of the Hancock County Regional Planning Commission, said the money would be used to demolish flood-prone properties.
The county is expected to sign a grant agreement with the Federal Emergency Management Agency within a few weeks. Cordonnier said more information about the grant will be made public after the signing.
The hazard plan was last updated in 2007. The purpose of the hazard mitigation grant program is to reduce the loss of life and property due to natural disasters and to establish recovery plans.

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