Project Purpose

Region 24 Emergency Management is leading the process with JEO Consulting Group of updating the Hazard Mitigation Plan (HMP) which focuses on the reduction or elimination of impacts resulting from natural and man made hazards throughout the region. 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 qualify for several types of hazard mitigation funding opportunities. It also enables jurisdictions to be stronger and more resilient by:

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

 

According to FEMA, every dollar spent on hazard mitigation planning results in a four-dollar savings on post-disaster cleanup and rebuilding. Members of the community, counties, schools, NRD, fire departments, hospitals, and other jurisdictions within the project area 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 shared 75% through federal funding and 25% through a local match. For this plan update Region 24 Emergency Management is 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 in communities across the planning area and 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/465083687/a3c13d6df7.

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Round 2 Meetings

The Region 24 Emergency Management Agency is 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/494203830/3d18800954.

You can access and download your jurisdiction's meeting worksheets by visiting this Google Drive link: https://bit.ly/34nbNBk.

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Draft 2021 Plan for Public Review

The Region 24 Emergency Management Agency 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, March 1st to Wednesday, March 31st. 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

Boyd County Draft Profiles: This section contains profiles for: Boyd County, Village of Butte, Village of Lynch, Village of Spencer, Boyd County Rural Water District #2, and the Naper Rural Fire District.

Brown County Draft Profiles: This section contains profiles for: Brown County, City of Ainsworth, Village of Johnstown, City of Long Pine, Ainsworth Community Schools, and Brown County Rural Fire Protection District.

Cherry County Draft Profiles: This section contains profiles for: Cherry County, Village of Cody, Village of Crookston, Village of Kilgore, Village of Nenzel, City of Valentine, and Valentine Rural Fire District.

Keya Paha County Draft Profiles: This section contains profiles for: Keya Paha County, Village of Springview, and the Keya Paha County Rural Fire District.

Rock County Draft Profiles: This section contains profiles for: Rock County, City of Bassett and Village of Newport.

Special Districts Draft Profiles: This section contains profiles for: Region 24 Emergency Management Agency, Lower Niobrara NRD, and Middle Niobrara 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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