STERLING — Bob Owens, coordinator for the Logan County/City of Sterling Office of Emergency Management, was at the Sterling City Council’s meeting Tuesday to give the department director report.
Owens spoke about the five-year update he is doing for the city’s hazard mitigation plan, which is intended to reduce or soften the impact of disasters on the community. The plan is required by both the state and Federal Emergency Management Agency.
Part of the plan includes identifying disasters that could affect the area. The list, he said, includes everything from the obvious, such as tornados, floods and wildland fires, to earthquakes and volcanoes. He noted that the Greeley area experienced an earthquake last week, and the region would be affected if the caldera at Yellowstone National Park eruped, although, he said he hoped that won’t happen for another 50,000 years. . . (more)