Project Purpose

The North Platte Natural Resources District (NRD), in collaboration with JEO Consulting Group, is in the process of updating their 2016 Multi-Jurisdictional Hazard Mitigation Plan (HMP). A hazard mitigation plan is a community-guided document that identifies vulnerability to hazards and mitigation projects to reduce or eliminate this vulnerability. FEMA requires that an HMP be updated and approved within a five-year period. Having an approved and updated plan enables your community to be stronger and more resilient by:

  1. Reducing your community’s risk and potential impacts from hazards and disasters such as: tornadoes, flooding, drought, hail, severe winter storms, agricultural plant and animal diseases, wildfire, chemical spills, etc.;
  2. Gaining eligibility for pre- and post-disaster mitigation grants, and
  3. Building partnerships within your community and across counties.

 

The planning area for the North Platte NRD HMP includes the counties of: Banner, Garden, Morrill, and Scotts Bluff. Members of the community, schools, NRD, fire districts, irrigation districts, and other jurisdictions within the four counties are invited to participate in this process by attending meetings and providing information for the plan.


This hazard mitigation plan update is funded by a FEMA planning grant. The cost is shared 75% through federal funding and 25% through a local match.

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

 

north platte nrd planning area map

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Round 1 Meetings

This planning process includes 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 were held virtually using Zoom, with options to join online or by phone.

Round 1 meetings for the planning area took place on March 24th and 25th. If your jurisdiction was unable to make it to the Round 1 meetings but still wishes to participate, please contact Anthony Kohel at 402-474-8753 or akohel@jeo.com.

A recording of the Round 1 virtual meeting can be found here: https://vimeo.com/531335149/8d3de11aca

You can access and download your jurisdiction's meeting worksheets by visiting this Google Drive link: http://bit.ly/NP-NRD-GoogleDrive

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Provide Input Now

If you would like to provide a comment to the planning team, input regarding the components of the plan, or have a suggestion, feel free to use the 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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2016 Hazard Mitigation Plan
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