Fannin County is Updating Hazard Mitigation Plan - KTEN.com - No One Gets You Closer

Fannin County is Updating Hazard Mitigation Plan

Posted:
  • Texoma HeadlinesMore>>

  • Armed Robbery at Denison Best Western

    Armed Robbery at Denison Best Western

    DENISON, TX -- Just before 3 a.m. police were called to an armed robbery at Best Western. It's quiet at the Denison Best Western this afternoon with plenty of guests in the parking lot.More >>
    DENISON, TX -- Just before 3 a.m. police were called to an armed robbery at Best Western. It's quiet at the Denison Best Western this afternoon with plenty of guests in the parking lot.
    More >>
  • Car Theft Spikes in July, DMV declares "Watch Out for Your Car" Month

    Car Theft Spikes in July, DMV declares "Watch Out for Your Car" Month

    GRAYSON COUNTY, TX -- The Texas DMV says the number of stolen vehicles spikes in the month of July every year. And now they've declared July "Watch Out For Your Car" month.More >>
    GRAYSON COUNTY, TX -- The Texas DMV says the number of stolen vehicles spikes in the month of July every year. And now they've declared July "Watch Out For Your Car" month.More >>
  • United Way of Grayson County investigates accusations made by former employees

    United Way of Grayson County investigates accusations made by former employees

    SHERMAN -- The president and CEO of the United Way of Grayson County is responding to accusations being made by former employees. Some of the claims have resulted in changes in the way the organization does business.More >>
    SHERMAN -- The president and CEO of the United Way of Grayson County is responding to accusations being made by former employees. Some of the claims have resulted in changes in the way the organization does business.More >>

BONHAM -- Fannin county is updating their hazard mitigation plan.

A public meeting was held at the Darrell Hall Education Center in Bonham inviting school districts, city managers, and other members of the public to come and give their opinion on how to best prepare for an emergency, such as a tornado or an ice storm.

"We do a systematic threat assessment of any of the hazards that we might face here in Fannin county. Once you've done then we look at what we can do to mitigate that those hazards is there anything we could do. You can't stop a tornado but could we install a safe room or storm shelters," says Fannin county, Emergency Manager Darrell Brewer.

The state of Texas rewards counties with an approve migitation plan by opening up more grants. In turn that money can go towards making the county better prepared for an emergency.