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.