FEMA program seeks plans for dams - KMOV.com

FEMA program seeks plans for dams

ST. LOUIS (AP) -- A new program from the Federal Emergency Management Agency seeks to ensure that Missouri's dams have emergency plans.

KWMU Radio in St. Louis reports that only 34 of Missouri's 450 "high-hazard potential" dams have action plans for notifying emergency responders in an organized manner.

A contractor working with FEMA says many dams around the state are old, though he was not aware of any facing a need for critical repair.

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