Franklin, Furnas, Harlan, and Red Willow Counties (Quad Counties) are working with JEO Consulting Group to update the 2016 Quad Counties Multi-Jurisdictional Hazard Mitigation Plan. A Hazard Mitigation Plan is a community-guided document that identifies both vulnerability to natural and man-made hazards, and mitigation measures to reduce or eliminate this vulnerability. Hazard mitigation plans are a requirement of the Disaster Mitigation Act of 2000, administered by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). Having an approved and updated plan enables your jurisdiction to be stronger and ore resilient by:
- Reducing risk and impacts from disasters,
- Gaining eligibility for pre- and post-disaster mitigation grants, and
- Building partnership
Members of communities, schools, NRD, counties, fire departments, hospitals, 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 was funded by a FEMA planning grant. The cost is shared 75% through federal funding and 25% through a local match. For this plan update, the Quad Counties are providing the 25% local match.