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Project Purpose

The Papio-Missouri River Natural Resources District (NRD) is leading the process of updating the 2016 Multi-Jurisdictional Hazard Mitigation Plan (HMP) with the assistance of JEO Consulting Group. A HMP is a community-guided document that identifies vulnerability to natural and man-made hazards, and mitigation measures to reduce or eliminate this vulnerability. Having an approved and updated HMP in place is a requirement of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) for communities, counties, school districts and other groups to be eligible for pre- and post-disaster mitigation grants, which are available on an annual basis as appropriated by congress. These federal grants allow for up to a 75% cost share for a wide variety of projects listed in the plan. The Papio-Missouri River NRD’s existing HMP was approved by FEMA in 2016, and FEMA requires that the HMP must be updated and approved within a five year period. 

Hazard mitigation planning provides participating entities an opportunity to evaluate risk to natural and man-made hazards and identify ways to reduce that risk. An effective HMP helps participants to prioritize and complete projects designed to make communities safer and ease potential damage from disasters. 

Residents, communities, counties, schools, fire departments, hospitals and more from throughout the Papio-Missouri River NRD are invited and encouraged to participate in this process by attending meetings and providing information for the plan.

For more information on the Papio-Missouri River NRD Hazard Mitigation plan, please visit the project website at papiomitigation.org

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Plan Meetings

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

Round 1 Risk Assessment Meetings for the Papio NRD Hazard Mitigation Plan were held virtually using web and phone conferencing where community officials and stakeholders provided information on community vulnerabilities and impacts from hazards. If you were unable to attend a meeting or are interested in contributing to the plan, please contact Beck Appleford at rappleford@jeo.com or Brooke Seachord at bseachord@jeo.com.

Meeting materials are available on a Google Drive for all participants. The Google Drive can be accessed via this link: https://bit.ly/3bvzqsc

Round 2 Mitigation Strategy Meetings have not yet been scheduled. 

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There is Jeopardy!

Due to current concerns and directed health measures in place for COVID-19, the 2021 Papio-Missouri River NRD Hazard Mitigation Plan Open House has been cancelled. In order to continue public engagement regarding the Hazard Mitigation Plan and updates, the Papio NRD and JEO Consulting Group have teamed together for the #ThereIsJeopardy social media campaign. This campaign will educate the public on the different types of hazards, how the planning process works, and what can be done to mitigate hazards in the future.

To participate in the #ThereIsJeopardy social media campaign, follow the Papio NRD’s Facebook page here. You can also reach out to one of the project contacts listed below or by submitting your information through the public input form if you’d like to provide information or feedback on the plan.

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2016 Papio-Missouri River NRD Hazard Mitigation Plan

Links to the FEMA-approved 2016 Papio-Missouri River NRD Hazard Mitigation Plan are provided below. 

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