Project Purpose

The Lower Loup Natural Resources District (NRD) in collaboration with JEO Consulting Group, Inc. is in the process of updating the 2017 Multi-Jurisdictional Hazard Mitigation Plan (HMP). The NRD’s existing HMP was approved by FEMA and adopted by participating jurisdictions in 2017. FEMA requires that an HMP be updated and approved on a five year cycle.

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 
  2. hazards and disasters such as: tornadoes, flooding, drought, hail, severe winter storms, agricultural plant and animal diseases, wildfire, chemical spills, etc.;
  3. Gaining eligibility for pre- and post-disaster mitigation grants, an
  4. Building partnerships within your community and across the counties.
LLNRD HMP Planning Area

 

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Meetings

This planning process will include several rounds of public meetings to provide an opportunity for participants and interested stakeholders to learn about the plan and provide input. 

Round 2 meetings have been scheduled for November. Each meeting will last approximately 1.5 hours and all jurisdictions are required to attend one meeting to fulfill participation requirements. Three meetings are being held in person while one meeting is going to be held virtually. Meeting materials are available for download and review beginning November 1st from the projects Google Drive

Upcoming Round 2 Meeting Dates:

  • Albion: Tuesday, November 9th at 10:00 AM at the Albion Fire Hall, 2580 NE-14, Albion NE 68620
  • Broken Bow: Tuesday, November 16th at 1:00 PM at the City Auditorium, 314 S 10th Ave Broken Bow 68862
  • Ord: Wednesday, November 17th at 9:00 AM at the Ord Fire Hall, 1628 M St, Ord NE 68862

 

Virtual Meeting:

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Plan Approval

The 2017 Hazard Mitigation Plan received approval by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).  Each participating community adopted 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. 

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County Participant Sections

All profiles for participating jurisdictions are also available online via the project Google Drive. To receive access to the drive, please reach out to Brooke Seachord at bseachord@jeo.com. 

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