By Liz Wood 

Identifying the risk

County takes first step in flood mitigation


By Liz Wood

Nearly every community in Carbon County was represented March 4 at the Risk MAP (mapping, assessment and planning) Discovery meeting conducted by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) at the Jeffrey Center in Rawlins.

Carbon County Management Coordinator John Zeiger said he was very pleased with the turnout at the meeting.

Brooke Buchanan, the senior engineer for FEMA Region VIII, said the Risk MAP Discovery process has several components which include mapping, assessment and planning.

The mapping process includes flood hazard identification while t...

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