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Ag disaster meeting scheduled

Monday, November 27, 2006

Aimee Barritt, county emergency management coordinator, told the Cherokee County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday, that a meeting of supervisors from a six county area will be held in the spring in Cherokee County to consider ag disaster scenarios.

The Northwest Iowa Bio-security Initiative is funded through a federal grant.

Part of the presentation will include viewing a 20 minute video produced for the six-county area. The video, along with the rest of the program, deals with ag disasters, which could include bio-terrorism or a naturally occurring disaster.

Barritt said that although the video has not been shown yet, there have been inquiries from outside of the six-county area where it was produced. Barritt said that it is only fair that the area people see the video first before copies are made available to outside entities.

In other reports by the department heads at the Tuesday supervisors meeting, Ginger Vietor, director of the Cherokee County Conservation Board, said that the restroom at the Silver Sioux Recreation Area is progressing well with the masonry work up and plumbing work only awaiting the roof being put on.

Kim Rupp of Cherokee County Public Health reported that the 150 flu shots her office originally had, all had been used but she expected more later that day, Tuesday.

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