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 Submitted for Review
The Central Platte NRD Hazard Mitigation Plan was submitted on May 31, 2017 to Nebraska Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) and FEMA for review and final approval. Pending any requested changes from either agency, the HMP will be approved, and at that point, JEO will contact all participating jurisdictions to adopt the plan. It is critical for every jurisdiction to adopt the plan as quickly as possible so that jurisdictions are eligible for certain Hazard Mitigation Assistance grant funds. If you’d like to download the HMP, please click on the following links. We appreciate all your time and effort in helping with the planning process!
|CPNRD Appendix||Buffalo County Appendix||Dawson County Appendix|
|Hall County Appendix||Merrick County Appendix||Polk County Appendix|
|Other Communities Appendix||Appendix A||Appendix B|
|Appendix C||Appendix D||Appendix E|