Hancock College working to update emergency response procedures; bond decision expected next month

The Hancock College board of trustees on Tuesday received a report on the state of their emergency response protocols and update on the consideration of a bond measure for the November 2018 election. … With the Thomas fire and 1/9 Debris Flow still at the forefront of the county’s collective consciousness, Underwood said she reached out to faculty and staff at Westmont College — who were not only affected by the fire and mudslides but, also, successfully addressed and mitigated impacts from the Tea fire in 2008 — for advice. “This last graduating class from Westmont College was evacuated five times,” she said. “[They] have all types of experience dealing with this.” more

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