Lower Loup HMP

Lower Loup HMP 2017-09-06T13:12:16+00:00

Project Purpose

The Lower Loup Natural Resources District (NRD) in collaboration with JEO Consulting Group, Inc. is in the process of updating the 2011 Multi-Jurisdictional Hazard Mitigation Plan (HMP). The NRD’s existing HMP was approved by FEMA and adopted by participating jurisdictions in 2012. FEMA requires that an HMP be updated and approved within a five year period.

A hazard mitigation plan is a community-guided document that identifies vulnerability to natural and man-made 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:

  1. Reducing your community’s risk and impacts from hazards and disasters such as: tornadoes, flooding, drought, hail, severe winter storms, agricultural plant and animal diseases, wildfire, chemical spills, etc.;
  2. Gaining eligibility for pre- and post-disaster mitigation grants, and
  3. Building partnerships within your community and across the counties.



An optional hazard mitigation planning workshop was held on Thursday, June 9, 2016 at the Valley County Fairgrounds in Ord. This workshop explained what a HMP is, how it benefits communities, how communities can participate, and identify the types of information needed at future meetings.

Round 1 Meetings

The intent of the July Round 1 public meetings was to provide a brief overview of the hazard mitigation planning process and gather information needed to complete a draft of the plan. At this meeting, we identified the hazards of greatest concern, identified critical facilities, and updated the status of mitigation projects selected during the last hazard mitigation plan. Public meetings were held in Albion, Genoa, Broken Bow, and Ord.

Round 2 Meetings

The intent of the October Round 2 public meetings was to: identify specific projects to reduce the impacts of hazards, review the updated participant section, and collect any missing information. Public meetings were held in Albion, Genoa, Broken Bow, and Ord.

Plan Approval

The Hazard Mitigation Plan has received approval pending local adoption by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).  At this time, each participating community must adopt the plan via resolution to quality as a participant in the Hazard Mitigation Plan Update. Once a jurisdiction adopts the plan, they are eligible for project grant funding to assist with implementation of actions in this plan. Please contact Phil Luebbert with questions about plan adoption.

County Participant Sections

Lower Loup NRD HMP Upfront                                                  Nance County Participant Sections

Boone County Participant Sections                                          Platte County Participant Sections

Custer County Participant Sections                                          Sherman County Participant Sections

Garfield County Participant Sections                                       Valley County Participant Sections

Greeley County Participant Sections                                       Wheeler County Participant Sections

Howard County Participant Sections                                       Special Districts Participant Sections

Loup County Participant Sections



Additional Resources

Contact Information

Phil Luebbert PortraitPhil Luebbert
Project Coordinator
Jeff Henson FormalJeff Henson, CFM
Project Manager