Project Purpose

The Lower Platte South Natural Resources District (LPSNRD) is updating their Hazard Mitigation Plan (HMP) with the assistance of JEO Consulting Group. A HMP is a community-guided document which identifies vulnerability to natural and man-made hazards and mitigation projects to reduce or eliminate such risks. Having an approved HMP is a requirement of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) for jurisdictions to become eligible for several grant funding options. 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. Builds partnerships and relationships with stakeholders within your community and region.

Hazard Mitigation Plans are required to be updated and approved every five years. The LPSNRD last updated their HMP in 2015. Throughout this planning process, members of the community, including school districts, fire departments, airports, hospitals, residents, and business owners are invited to participate by attending public meetings and providing information for the plan.

This plan update is funded by a FEMA planning grant which includes 75% federal funding and 25% local match. The LPSNRD is providing the 25% local match.

Lower Platte South NRD Planning Area

Upcoming Meetings

This planning process will include public meetings to provide an opportunity for community members and interested stakeholders to learn about the plan and provide input. These meetings will be hosted in communities across the planning area and will be facilitated by NRD and JEO staff.

Please join us at one of the upcoming Round 1 Meetings!

Lancaster County Meeting

Thursday, March 14, 2019


Lower Platte South NRD Office - Conference Room

3125 Portia St

Lincoln NE 68521

Cass County Meeting

Tuesday, March 26, 2019


Cass County Extension Office - Meeting Room

8400 144th St

Weeping Water, NE 68463

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Hazard Mitigation Plan

A copy of the current 2015 LPSNRD Hazard Mitigation Plan is available for download here.

Lower Platte South NRD Hazard Mitigation Plan

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