Planner helped hundreds recover from disaster

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When the rain falls for several days or downpours during quick storms, you might see Joanna Myers driving near the creeks through Franklin.

She knows that checking the water level won’t keep it from rising higher.

But as the city’s senior planner and floodplain administrator, it’s her job to do any damage assessments from flooding. In 2008, that meant checking hundreds of houses and businesses for damage and watching city residents pick through their waterlogged and ruined homes and possessions.

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