The Region 24 Multi-Jurisdictional Hazard Mitigation Plan Update process began in September 2013 with the project kick-off meeting. In January, a series of hazard identification public meetings were held in Valentine, Bassett and Spencer. The meetings were attended by representatives from Region 24 Emergency Management Agency, Boyd, Holt, Brown, Rock, and Cherry Counties, members of Bristow, Lynch, Keya Paha and Niobrara Council. Moreover, representatives from the Nebraska Department of Natural Resources (NDNR), Middle Niobrara Natural Resources District, Ainsworth and Rock County Public Schools and Nebraska Forest Service attended the hazard identification meeting. At the public meeting, participating communities discussed the mitigation planning process, implications for their community, and the risks they face from natural and manmade hazards.
The Hamilton Hazard Mitigation Plan has since been reviewed by the Nebraska Emergency Management Agency, as well as the Federal Emergency Management Agency, and has received approval pending local adoption. Each jurisdiction that participated in the planning process as a direct participant will need to adopt the plan.
The updated Hazard Mitigation Plan is available for download.
Region 24 Emergency Management Hazard Mitigation Plan