As part of my research assistantship I work for the LSU Disaster Science and Management lab with a group on the LSU System Hazard Mitigation plan. We had several meetings at each of the LSU campuses concerning the final stage of the LSU System Hazard Mitigation plan (http://dsm.lsu.edu/pr_hazmit.htm) in March, April, and May. During the final stage, each campus gave us input on mitigation strategies that were important and needed (e.g., purchasing generators or improving drainage capacities) as well as strategies that may be unnecessary. They also reviewed the current version of the plan and gave us feedback on text, tables, maps, graphics, and other content. We're so close! We will submit the initial version to FEMA in August for their review.
“You got to be careful if you don’t know where you’re going, because you might not get there.” Yogi Berra