Project Purpose

Las Animas County is at risk to a wide-range of natural and man-made hazards like tornadoes, floods, winter storms, drought, wildfire, hail, and more. In response to these risks, Las Animas County, in collaboration with JEO Consulting Group, Inc. is seeking to better understand how these hazardous events impact the county in order to increase community resilience to disasters. Las Animas County is updating their Hazard Mitigation Plan (HMP) with the goal of reducing risk to hazards before they happen.

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, county, or jurisdiction to be stronger and more resilient by:

  1. Reducing risk and impacts from disasters,
  2. Gaining eligibility for pre- and post-disaster mitigation grants, and
  3. Building partnerships  across the county and the region.

 

Communities, schools, fire districts, and other jurisdictions within the county are invited to participate  in this process by attending meetings and providing information for the plan.

For more information about Las Animas County, please visit their website.

Las Animas County Map

 

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Round 1 Meeting

This planning process will include public meetings to provide an opportunity for participants and interested stakeholders to learn about the plan and provide input. Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, meetings will be held virtually using Zoom, with options to join online or by phone.

The Round 1 meeting has been scheduled for December 9, 2021. The meeting time and link are provided below. This meeting will last approximately 1.5 hours. 

 

Virtual Zoom Meeing: Thursday, December 9, 10:00 am MT

 

You can access and download your jurisdiction's meeting worksheets beginning December 6th by visiting this Google Drive link: https://bit.ly/Las-Animas-GoogleDrive

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2017 Hazard Mitigation Plan
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Provide Input

If you would like to provide a comment to the planning team, or have a suggestion, fee 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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