(Santa Ana, CA)— A public meeting will be held to present the Rancho Santiago Community College District Hazard Mitigation Plan and to solicit feedback. The meeting will be held on Monday, April 25 from 3:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m. at the District Office, located at 2323 N. Broadway, Santa Ana, in the first floor Board Room (Room 107).
The RSCCD Hazard Mitigation Plan was prepared thanks to a $75,000 grant from FEMA. The plan describes the college district’s risks and vulnerabilities in association with natural disasters including earthquakes, floods, dam failures, drought, climate change, and severe weather including Santa Ana winds. Glorria Morrison, retired emergency manager for the City of Huntington Beach who consulted in the development of this plan, will present the various impacts and associated mitigation strategies described in the plan. Morrison has over 30 years of experience in emergency planning.
According to Morrison, the two natural disasters with the highest potential impact on the college district would be an earthquake along the San Joaquin Hills Fault or a failure of the Prado Dam.
Once the public has had an opportunity to provide feedback, the following steps will be undertaken:
- The plan will be submitted to the State Office of Emergency Services and to FEMA for review and approval.
- Then the plan will be submitted to the RSCCD Board of Trustees for approval.
- With those approvals, RSCCD will be eligible to apply for additional FEMA funds to help underwrite mitigation strategies. If FEMA approves any project, it will pay 75 percent of its cost.
The public is invited to provide feedback on the plan and encouraged to attend this presentation. For more information, contact RSCCD Risk Management at (714) 480-7570 or www.rsccd.edu.
About Rancho Santiago Community College District
Santa Ana College and Santiago Canyon College are public community colleges of the Rancho Santiago Community College District, which serves the residents of Anaheim Hills, Orange, Santa Ana, Villa Park, and portions of Anaheim, Costa Mesa, Irvine, Fountain Valley, Garden Grove, and Tustin.. Both colleges provide education for academic transfer and careers, courses for personal and professional development, and customized training for business and industry.
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