Altus - Emergency managers in the area continue to encourage mitigation work, according to Lloyd Colston, Altus Emergency Management director.
At 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 24 , area residents are welcome to attend the next hazard mitigation grant meeting at the Southwest Technology Center, 711 W Tamarack, Altus.
Projects were identified at the last meeting. The purpose of this meeting is to review the projects and continue the planning process for them.
The four broad projects were school safe rooms, generators for critical infrastructure, sirens, and drought mitigation projects.
“Securing a Safe Room or Underground Storm Shelter for our school children should be our number one priority.” said Wayne Cain, Jackson County Emergency Manager.
“The Oklahoma Legislature is working to procure 500 million dollars to assist schools in procurement of Storm Shelters for our schools. I urge everyone to call their State Respective Representative’s and Senators to encourage their diligence in this initiative.”
The meeting is open to the public and area towns as well as schools.