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Lloydminster updating natural disaster plans

If a disaster occurs The City of Lloydminster has plans in place.

Manager of Emergency operations for The City Ernie Polsum says under legislation Lloydminster is required to have a plan for natural and man-made disasters. The plan outlines the action required for The City to take.

“We’re currently in the process of doing a rewrite of the plans, updating it and modernizing it building off of exercises and training and gone through the last few years and taking that information putting in into an enhanced plan.”

Polsum mentions the constant change in the environment, weather and people are part of the importance behind the tweaks in the new disaster plans.

“Like everything, these are living documents the same as our communities are living communities so things like climate change, we’re seeing changes in our weather and how that affects, we  see changes in the amount and likes of material that go through and we certainly see changes in the people and organizations in our community.

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It might take  The City up to three days to assist on an individual level well dealing with an emergency so it’s asked of residents to go to the Lloydminster website in preparation of a disaster.

The City is still working on damages caused by the storm and floodings over the past weekend. If damages are not being covered by insurance, residents should fill out a form on the City’s website.

 

Written by Tre Lopushinsky, 106.1 The Goat

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