In a report today by Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal, (TNS) – The Lee County, Missisippi, Board of Supervisors will pay a consulting firm to prepare disaster response plans and documents, including plans for managing disaster debris.
Advance preparation could enable the county to receive additional federal relief funds in case of a disaster, according to Danny Shows, president and CEO of Schaus Disaster Assistance Services.
The county will pay as much as $13,500 to the Ellisville-based firm.
“This is being proactive rather than reactive,” said District 5 Supervisor Billy Joe Holland during a Tuesday morning board meeting.
The firm will also help establish a list of pre-qualified contractors able to conduct debris removal and debris monitoring.
Contract templates and other document templates will also be compiled.
The debris management plan, the pre-qualified contractor list and the other documents should remain valid up to five years if renewed.
They said, if disaster strikes, the services should pay for themselves.
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