If a disaster like a tornado or chemical spill befalls the city of Corry, surrounding municipalities in Erie County will be there to help.

And if a similar disaster strikes those communities, Corry will pitch in to help its neighbors.

Corry City Council on Monday unanimously moved to join the Conelway Regional Emergency Management Agency, an intergovernmental organization that comprises Elgin Borough, and Concord, Wayne, Amity and Venango townships.

The agency combines the resources of its members to plan for and respond to any manmade or natural disasters that may occur within the geographical boundaries of the organization.

Corry’s commitment, once the city officially signs an agreement with the agency, would be for six years.

“This is an opportunity for us to save money and to branch out and help others,” said City Councilman Steve Bresler, the city’s director of public safety.

See Wednesday, August 22, 2012 issue of The Journal for complete story.

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