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KU to update Hazard Mitigation Plan

March 3, 2014

KUTZTOWN, Pa. - Kutztown University, through a cooperative effort with the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education (PASSHE), has begun the process of updating its Hazard Mitigation Plan (HMP). The Hazard Mitigation Plan identifies options that can be used to enhance the safety of our campus community and reduce the potential for property damage from the effects of natural and human-caused disasters at Kutztown University.

A steering committee consisting of university, local and county representatives has been formed to work with consultants assigned to our HMP update

"Kutztown, along with other PASSHE universities are required by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency (PEMA) to have an approved plan in order to apply for and receive matching federal and/or state aid dollars in the event of a disaster impacting our area," said Stephen Helms, director of Environmental Health and Safety and project manager for the Hazard Mitigation Plan update at Kutztown.

The campus and surrounding communities are invited to attend and participate in the update of Kutztown's Hazard Mitigation Plan. Visit the Hazard Mitigation Plan Update website to find information related to meetings and other pertinent details related to the project at Kutztown.