Project Purpose

The Nemaha Natural Resources District (NRD) is updating their Hazard Mitigation Plan (HMP) with the assistance of JEO Consulting Group. An HMP is a community-guided document that identifies vulnerabilities to natural and man-made hazards, then determines mitigation projects to reduce or eliminate those vulnerabilities. This project also includes an NRD-wide assessment of drought vulnerability, and the development of a drought management plan for the City of Auburn Board of Public Works. Having an approved HMP is a requirement of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) for jurisdictions to become eligible for Hazard Mitigation Assistance grants. An HMP will enable 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 with stakeholders within your community and region.

 

HMPs are required to be updated and approved every five years. The Nemaha NRD last updated their HMP in 2015. Throughout the planning process, members of the community are invited to participate by attending public meetings and providing information for the plan. Jurisdictions eligible to participate include:

  • School Districts
  • Fire Districts
  • Local Health Departments
  • Drainage Districts
  • Rural Water Districts
  • Sanitary Improvement Districts
  • Other taxing authorities

 

This plan update is funded by a FEMA planning grant which offers 75% federal funding with a 25% local match. The Nemaha NRD is providing the 25% local match.

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Hazard Mitigation Plan for NEMA/FEMA Review

The 2020 Nemaha NRD Hazard Mitigation Plan is currently under review by the Nebraska Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). Once the plan is reviewed and approved by NEMA/FEMA participating jurisdictions will need to formally adopt the plan by resolution. Further information about the adoption process will be mailed out once the plan is approved. Below are the links to all parts of the plan.

Regional Upfront: This is the regional upfront for the Nemaha NRD Hazard Mitigation Plan update.

Johnson County Appendix: This appendix includes all cities and villages participating within Johnson County. It also includes Cook Fire District, Elk Creek Volunteer Fire Department, Johnson County Central Public Schools, and Sterling Rural Fire District.

Nemaha County Appendix: This appendix includes all cities and villages participating within Nemaha County. It also includes Auburn Volunteer Fire Department and Peru Rural Fire District.

Otoe County Appendix: This appendix includes all cities and villages participating within Otoe County. It also includes District OR1, Nebraska City Public Schools, Palmyra Rural Fire District, Syracuse Fire, Talmage Rural Fire Department, and Unadilla Volunteer Fire and Rescue.

Pawnee County Appendix: This appendix includes all cities and villages participating within Pawnee County. It also includes Humboldt-Table Rock - Steinauer School District.

Richardson County Appendix: This appendix includes all cities and villages participating within Richardson County. It also includes Dawson Rural Fire Department.

Special Districts Appendix: This appendix includes the Nemaha NRD and Southeast District Health Department.

Appendix A: This appendix includes documents of public involvement.

Appendix B: This appendix includes public meeting materials and worksheets.

Appendix C: This appendix includes worksheets to assist communities review and update.

Appendix D: This appendix includes the hazard mitigation project funding guidebook.

Appendix E: This appendix includes the Nemaha NRD community drought assessment methodology and maps.

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Round 1 Meetings

The planning process will include public meetings to provide an opportunity for eligible jurisdictions and community stakeholders to learn about the plan and provide input on their district. These meetings will be hosted in communities across the planning area and will be facilitated by NRD and JEO staff.

Nemaha County, Meeting Option #1

Thursday, January 16th, 2020

6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Nemaha County 4-H Building

North Side of 9th & I Street

Auburn, NE 68305

 

Otoe County, Meeting Option #2

Thursday, January 23rd, 2020

6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Syracuse Volunteer Fire Department

578 Mohawk Street

Syracuse, NE 68446

Johnson County, Meeting Option #3

Tuesday, February 4th, 2020

6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Nemaha NRD Office

62161 US Highway 136

Tecumseh, NE 68450

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Round 2 Meetings

The Nemaha Natural Resources District held the second and last meeting required in the planning process. Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, the meeting was held virtually using Zoom with an option to join by phone.

 

Meeting #1

Tuesday, April 28 at 2:00PM via Zoom.

Meeting #2

Wednesday, April 29 at 7:00PM via Zoom.

Meeting #3

Tuesday, May 5 at 10:00AM via Zoom.

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