Project Description

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:

  1. Reducing risk and impacts from disasters,
  2. Gaining eligibility for pre- and post-disaster mitigation grants, and
  3. 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.

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Round 1 Meetings

This planning process will include public meetings to provide an opportunity for participants and interested stakeholders to learn about the plan and provide input. These meetings will be hosted both as in-person meetings in communities across the planning area and as virtual Zoom meetings. All meetings will be facilitated by JEO staff. Participating jurisdictions must attend a meeting to meet FEMA requirements.

Round 1 meetings have already taken place for the planning area. If your jurisdiction was unable to make it to the Round 1 meetings but still wishes to participate, please contact Karl Dietrich at 402-742-7213 or kdietrich@jeo.com.

A recording of the Round 1 virtual meeting can be found here: https://vimeo.com/478666804/9760303981.

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Round 2 Meetings

Franklin, Furnas, Harlan, and Red Willow Counties are moving forward with the second phase of updating their Hazard Mitigation Plan. This is the second and last meeting required in this planning process.

Round 2 meetings have already taken place for the planning area. If your jurisdiction was unable to make it to the Round 2 meetings but still wishes to participate, please contact Karl Dietrich at 402-742-7213 or kdietrich@jeo.com

A recording of the Round 2 virtual meeting can be found here: https://vimeo.com/508533163

Meeting documents by jurisdiction can be accessed and downloaded by visiting this Google Drive link starting January 25th:  http://bit.ly/QuadGoogleDrive.

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Draft 2021 Plan for Public Review

The Quad Counties Hazard Mitigation Plan is now available for public review. This draft includes the latest revisions that were discussed at the second round of meetings. The draft is available for a public comment period between Monday, April 12 to Wednesday, May 12. At the end of this period, the complete plan will be submitted to NEMA and FEMA for final approval. This is your last opportunity to review the plan and submit to JEO any requested changes or corrections, prior to its submission.

Please carefully review this draft with your local planning team and verify that the information therein is accurate to the best of your knowledge. Please inform JEO as soon as possible should you desire any changes. To request changes, you can markup the section, scan it, and email it to kdietrich@jeo.com; fax it to (402) 435-4110; or use the comment box below. If you are unable to find your profile, please let the planning team know.

Regional Upfront Section Draft

Franklin County Draft Profiles: This section contains profiles for: Franklin County, Village of Bloomington, Village of Campbell, City of Franklin, Village of Hildreth, Village of Naponee, Village of Riverton, Village of Upland, and Wilcox-Hildreth Public Schools.

Furnas County Draft Profiles: This section contains profiles for: Furnas County, City of Arapahoe, Beaver City, City of Cambridge, Village of Hendley, Village of Holbrook, Village of Oxford, and Arapahoe-Holbrook Public Schools.

Harlan County Draft Profiles: This section contains profiles for: Harlan County, City of Alma, Village of Huntley, Village of Orleans, Village of Ragan, Village of Republican City, Village of Stamford, Alma Fire District, Alma Public Schools, Orleans Fire District, Republican City Rural Fire District, and Stamford Rural Fire Department.

Red Willow County Draft Profiles: This section contains profiles for: Red Willow County, Village of Bartley, Village of Danbury, City of Indianola, City of McCook, and Southwest Public Schools.

Special Districts Draft Profiles: This section contains profiles for the Lower Republican NRD and Middle Republican NRD.

 

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Provide Input Now

If you would like to provide a comment to the planning team, provide input regarding the draft plan, or have a suggestion, feel free to use the comment 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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