Project Purpose

Central Nebraska is at risk to a wide-range of natural and man-made 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:

  1. Reducing your community’s risk and impacts from disasters,
  2. Gaining eligibility for pre- and post-disaster mitigation grants, and
  3. Building partnerships  across the CPNRD

 

The planning area for the CPNRD HMP includes the counties of Buffalo, Dawson, Hall, Merrick, and Polk. Members of the community, schools, fire districts, irrigation districts, and other jurisdictions within the five counties are invited to participate  in this process by attending meetings and providing information for the plan.

For more information about the Central Platte NRD, please visit their website.

Central Platte NRD HMP Planning Area

 

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Round 1 Meetings

Round 1 meetings for the Central Platte NRD hazard mitigation plan update have been scheduled. FEMA requires at least one representative from your jurisdiction to attend planning meetings. Please attend one of the upcoming meetings shown below. Each meeting will last 1 to 1.5 hours and can be attended in-person,virtually online, or by phone.

 

Round 1 meetings have already taken place for the planning area. If your jurisdiction was unable to make it to the Round 1 meetings but still wishes to participate, please contact Karl Dietrich at 402-742-7213 or kdietrich@jeo.com.

 

A recording of the Round 1 virtual meeting can be found here: https://vimeo.com/593346643.

 

You can access and download your jurisdiction's meeting worksheets starting August 9th by visiting this Google Drive link: https://bit.ly/CPNRDHMP

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Provide Input

If you would like to provide a comment to the planning team,  or have a suggestion, feel free to use the comment box below. If you would like someone from the planning team to respond, please provide your name and contact information (phone number or email address).

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