Las Animas County is at risk to a wide-range of natural and man-made hazards like tornadoes, floods, winter storms, drought, wildfire, hail, and more. In response to these risks, Las Animas County, in collaboration with JEO Consulting Group, Inc. updated their Hazard Mitigation Plan (HMP) with the goal of reducing risk to hazards before they happen.
A hazard mitigation plan is a community-guided document that identifies vulnerability to hazards and mitigation projects to reduce or eliminate this vulnerability. Having an approved and updated plan enables your community, county, or jurisdiction to be stronger and more resilient by:
- Reducing risk and impacts from disasters,
- Gaining eligibility for pre- and post-disaster mitigation grants, and
- Building partnerships across the county and the region.
Communities, schools, fire districts, and other jurisdictions within the county were invited to participate in this process by attending meetings and providing information for the plan.
For more information about Las Animas County, please visit their website.
Round 1 Meeting Recording: https://vimeo.com/657536732
Round 2 Meeting Recording: https://vimeo.com/684484883
The approved 2022 Las Animas County Hazard Mitigation Plan can be viewed and downloaded below.
- Upfront and County Profile
- Participant Profiles: This includes profiles for - Town of Aguilar, Town of Branson, Town of Cokedale, Town of Kim, Town of Starkville, City of Trinidad, Hoehne Fire Protection District, Kim Reorganized 88, and Trinidad School District.
- Appendix A: Documents of Public Involvement
- Appendix B: Public Meeting Materials and Worksheets
- Appendix C: Worksheets to Assist Review and Updates
- Appendix D: Hazard Mitigation Project Funding Guidebook