Spartanburg emergency management to ask county to approve FEMA grant request

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SPARTANBURG CO., S.C. (WSPA) — Spartanburg County Council on is slated to hear the pitch from emergency management to request a grant from FEMA to update the county’s mitigation plans.

If approved, the grant would bring emergency management $48,857 to update the Spartanburg County Natural Hazard Mitigation Plan. The plan must be updated every three years to maintain compliance with FEMA guidelines, according to the county’s emergency management coordinator Doug Bryson.

The current plan expires in at the end of this year. Bryson told 7News the new update will last through 2023 upon completion.

The requested grant will pay a contractor to draw up updates for the new plan, which will help the county’s preventative measures for future severe weather incidents.

“We just want to make sure we maintain the excellent services that have been provided by our emergency management services,” Spartanburg District One Councilman Michael Brown said.

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