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.
Upcoming Public Meetings
A Funding Workshop will be held Thursday, April 20, 2017 at 10AM for all jurisdictions participating in the Central Platte NRD Hazard Mitigation Plan Update. This workshop will provide information on the available grant opportunities for funding and implementing mitigation actions identified in the plan. It will also be a prime time to speak with officials about the application process. The meeting will last approximately three hours with lunch provided. We ask that attendees RSVP to Becky Appleford by April 10th. The location of the meeting is:
Central Platte NRD Office
215 Kaufman Avenue
Grand Island, NE 68803
Hazard Mitigation Plan Public Review
The public review period is March 15 – April 17, 2017. During this time, we ask jurisdictions to review their participant sections and provide any comments or changes. Once the public review period has concluded, the complete multi-jurisdictional plan will be submitted to the Nebraska Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) and FEMA for final approval. The plan sections are available for download below. Changes can be provided via phone, email, mail, and fax. Thank you!
|Buffalo County||Dawson County||Hall County||Merrick County||Polk County||Other Jurisdictions|
|Buffalo County||Dawson County||Hall County||Merrick County||Polk County||Central Platte NRD|
|Gibbon||Gothenburg||Doniphan||Clarks||Shelby||Doniphan-Trumbull Public Schools|
|Kearney||Lexington||Grand Island||Palmer||Stromsburg||Grand Island Public Schools|
|Pleasanton||Overton||Wood River||Silver Creek|
Please return any changes or comments to Becky Appleford by:
11717 Burt Street Suite 210
Omaha, NE 68154-1510