Hazard Mitigation and Emergency Planning

Hazard Mitigation and Emergency Planning 2017-08-30T09:46:55+00:00

Hazard Mitigation and Emergency Planning

 

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Natural and man-made hazards are part of the world around us. Severe winter storms, tornados, severe thunderstorms, flooding, extreme heat, drought, earthquakes, wildfires, and agricultural animal disease are examples of hazards that can and do occur. Their occurrence is natural and inevitable, and there is little we can do to control their force and intensity. While the threat posed by hazards may never be fully eliminated, there is much we can do to lessen their potential impact. Reducing the risks associated with known hazards is referred to as hazard mitigation planning.

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Multi-jurisdictional hazard mitigation plans are an effective tool to incorporate resilience best practices into the day-to-day activities of county and municipal governments. These plans recommend specific actions designed to protect residents, as well as the built environment, from hazards that pose great risk. Our identified mitigation actions go beyond only recommending structural solutions to reduce existing vulnerability. Important additional actions intended to reduce vulnerability include local policies on growth and development, incentives tied to natural resource protection, and public awareness and outreach activities. Emergency planning helps to strongly position communities against the threat of hazards. Vulnerability is reduced through services like emergency management training and exercises, flood risk reduction studies, flood plain management, drought management planning, and dam inundation mapping. For additional information, please visit your local Emergency Management agency or the links on the right side of this page.

 

Why JEO?

  • Develop plans that are implementable and feasible
  • Advanced approach to project identification and development
  • Staff work at forefront of new national policies and initiatives
  • Commitment to stakeholder and public engagement
  • Use of innovative platforms for engagement

 


 

Current Projects

Tri-Basin Hazard Mitigation Plan Update

 

Approved Plans

Warren County Iowa Hazard Mitigation Plan Update – Approved August 2017

Central Platte NRD Hazard Mitigation Plan Update – Approved August 2017

Lower Loup NRD Hazard Mitigation Plan Update – Approved July 2017

South Platte NRD Hazard Mitigation Plan Update – Approved July 2017

North Platte NRD District-Wide Multi-Hazard Mitigation Plan Update – Approved September 2016

Twin Platte NRD Regional Multi-Hazard Mitigation Plan Update – Approved September 2016

Marion County Multi-Jurisdictional Hazard Mitigation Plan – Approved August 2016

Papio-Missouri River NRD HMP – Approved June 2016

Quad Counties Multi-Jurisdictional HMP Update – Approved June 2016

Cedar & Dixon Counties Multi-Jurisdictional HMP Update – Approved May 2016

Lower Big Blue NRD and Little Blue NRD Hazard Mitigation Plan – Approved May 2016

Region 24 Hazard Mitigation Plan – October 2015

York County Hazard Mitigation Plan – Approved August 2015

Hamilton County Hazard Mitigation Plan – Approved July 2015

Region 23 Hazard Mitigation Plan – Approved June 2015

Lower Platte South NRD Hazard Mitigation Plan – Approved June 2015

Upper Loup Natural Resources District Hazard Mitigation Plan – Approved June 2015

Nemaha NRD Hazard Mitigation Plan – Approved June 2015

Lower Elkhorn NRD – Approved May 2015

Perkins, Chase, and Dundy County Hazard Mitigation Plan – Approved May 2015

Lower Platte North NRD Hazard Mitigation Plan – Approved May 2015