Did you know that floods, wildfires, and severe weather are among the natural hazards that can have a significant impact on Douglas County?
To reduce the County’s vulnerability to these natural hazards – and thus reduce or eliminate long-term risk to people and property from hazards – Douglas County and its many local and regional government partners and stakeholders are currently engaged in the development of a Natural Hazard Mitigation Plan update.
As with previous plans, this 2020 update will be prepared pursuant to the requirements of the Disaster Mitigation Act of 2000 so that Douglas County will be eligible for the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) PreDisaster Mitigation and Hazard Mitigation Grant programs, should those funds be sought as a result of any natural hazards incident in Douglas County.
The County will follow a planning process prescribed by FEMA, which begins with the formation of a natural hazard mitigation planning committee (HMPC) comprised of key County representatives, and other regional stakeholders.
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