Central Nebraska is at risk to a wide-range of natural, man-made, and technological hazards like tornadoes, floods, winter storms, dam failure, chemical releases, agricultural disease, and more. In response to these risks, the Central Platte Natural Resources District (CPNRD), in collaboration with JEO Consulting Group, Inc. is seeking to better understand how these hazardous events impact central Nebraskans in order to increase community resilience to disasters. To that end, CPNRD will be updating their multi-jurisdictional Hazard Mitigation Plan (HMP) over the next year with the goal of reducing risk to hazards before they happen to communities in the CPNRD.
A hazard mitigation plan is a community-guided document that identifies vulnerability to hazards and mitigation projects to reduce or eliminate this vulnerability. Having an approved and updated plan enables your community to be stronger and more resilient by:
- Reducing your community’s risk and impacts from disasters,
- Gaining eligibility for pre- and post-disaster mitigation grants, and
- Building partnerships within your community and across the CPNRD.
Residents, communities, schools, fire departments, hospitals, and more from CPNRD are invited to participate in this process by attending meetings and providing information for the plan.
Hazard Mitigation Plan Approved by FEMA
The HMP Planning Team was informed August 9th, 2017 that the regional Hazard Mitigation Plan has received FEMA’s approval. At this time, we are requesting that participating jurisdictions begin the process of adopting the plan. The governing board for EACH participating jurisdiction will be required to adopt the plan before they are eligible to pursue any hazard mitigation grant assistance. JEO has provided draft adoption resolutions to each county emergency manager and participating jurisdiction. When your jurisdiction has passed the adoption resolution, we ask that you provide (via email or USPS) a copy of the adoption resolution to the JEO team. These resolutions will be forwarded to NEMA for their records.
If you have any questions about the plan or the adoption process, please contact the JEO team or your county emergency manager.
Hazard Mitigation Plan