Preparing for the Worst with an Economic Adjustment Plan

Wednesday, January 12, 2011 - 11:31am

RIO GRANDE VALLEY - The Rio Grande Valley is preparing for the worst with their new Regional Economic Adjustment Plan.

This plan is designed to help Starr, Hidalgo, Cameron and Willacy Counties set up a recovery system for natural disasters.

Through a $3.5 million grant from the Economic Development Commission, officials hope this plan can specifically help with flooding and draining issues throughout the Valley.

Right now the Lower Rio Grande Valley Development Council is hosting meetings throughout this week to get public feedback.

"We're going to have a presentation on what the project is, an overview, a status of the project, and from that we're going to have ya know maps, give everybody a good idea of where we are in the project, what the timeline is for completion of the plan, and to get recommendation from them," said Ken Jones, LRGVDC Executive Director.

Wednesday there will be a meeting from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. at the San Benito Annex in Cameron County and then a final meeting on Thursday, at the same time, at the L.E. Franks Tourist Center in Raymondville in Willacy County.

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