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Threat of natural catastrophe prompts planning by city officials


February 2, 2016

Sweet Home officials are taking a close look at dangers to the community posed by a large earthquake or other catastrophes, such as fires or flooding.

On the heels of numerous media reports during October on the potential for a large subduction zone earthquake, the City of Sweet Home’s Hazard Mitigation Committee is preparing to work on projects identified in the Hazard Mitigation Plan, approved late last year by the City Council.

Sweet Home has a risk of flooding, mainly from rain events, said Planning Services Manager Laura LaRoque. Flooding is a possibility too with the potential fo...

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