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 Disaster resistant hazard mitigation planning committee seeks input 




April 26, 2007

Contact: K.E. Schwab  



Disaster resistant hazard mitigation planning committee seeks input


SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - The Slippery Rock University Disaster Resistant University/Hazard Mitigation Planning Committee has scheduled a public meeting for 10 a.m. May 9 in Room 206 of the University Union. The meeting was called to solicit public comment on all aspects related to creating the plan.

            The DRU/HMPC began development of a plan in November 2006 to help guide the University toward greater disaster resistance. The committee is working under the premise that events at the University also affect the local and regional community. 

            "The goal is to be better prepared to deal with hazards and disasters. When completed, the plan will provide for efficient and rapid recovery efforts, thus restoring vital services across the board. The plan will also help in reducing the impact of a hazard on the University and local and regional community," said John Bonando, assistant vice president for student life and committee chair.

            Since November, information has been collected through a campus and community survey on hazard vulnerability. This data has been evaluated by URS Corp., a professional planning firm, and is incorporated into development of the SRU plan. Once completed, the plan will be submitted to the Federal Emergency Management Agency for approval.

            Campus and community members are invited to join in planning a disaster-resistant university.

Slippery Rock University is Pennsylvania's premier public residential university. Slippery Rock University provides students with a comprehensive learning experience that intentionally combines academic instruction with enhanced educational and learning opportunities that make a positive difference in their lives.

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