LEPC (Local Emergency Planning Committee) is a gathering of representatives in your community that have an interest in disaster preparedness and community resilience BEFORE a disaster affects the area. As a group you are tasked with identifying potential risks that our community faces, from natural and man-made disaster scenarios such as chemicals stored in and/or transported throughout your community. The LEPC seeks ways to help minimize the risk, prevent accidents and assist in the development of plans to deal with all hazards. Education and community outreach is another core component of an LEPC. Through the LEPC, the public is able to seek out information about preparedness in their communities and learn how to live and work safely.