Project Purpose

The Lower Platte South Natural Resources District (LPSNRD) has updated their Hazard Mitigation Plan (HMP) with the assistance of JEO Consulting Group. A HMP is a community-guided document which identifies vulnerability to natural and man-made hazards and mitigation projects to reduce or eliminate such risks. Having an approved HMP is a requirement of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) for jurisdictions to become eligible for several grant funding options. Having an approved and updated plan enables your community to be stronger and more resilient by:

  1. Reducing your community’s risk and impacts from disasters;
  2. Gaining eligibility for pre- and post-disaster mitigation grants; and
  3. Builds partnerships and relationships with stakeholders within your community and region.

Hazard Mitigation Plans are required to be updated and approved every five years. Throughout this planning process, members of the community, including school districts, fire departments, airports, hospitals, residents, and business owners are invited to participate by attending public meetings and providing information for the plan.

This plan update was funded by a FEMA planning grant which includes 75% federal funding and 25% local match. The LPSNRD provided the 25% local match.

Lower Platte South NRD Planning Area

2020 Lower Platte South NRD Multi-Jurisdictional Hazard Mitigation Plan

The Lower Platte South NRD Hazard Mitigation Plan has been reviewed and approved by  the Nebraska Emergency Management Agency and the Federal Emergency Management Agency. The approved HMP is available here for download. Community sections may be viewed under their appropriate County Appendix. 

Regional HMP Upfront

Cass County Appendix: This appendix includes all the cities and villages within Cass County.

Lancaster County Appendix: This appendix includes all cities and villages within Lancaster County.

Special Districts Appendix: This appendix includes the following jurisdictions: City of Ashland, Village of Brainard, Cass County Rural Water District #1, Cass County SID #1 (Lake WaConDa), Cass County SID #5 (Buccaneer Bay), Village of Ceresco, Conestoga Public Schools, Norris Public Schools, Raymond Central Public Schools, Village of Valparaiso, Waverly Public Schools, and Weeping Water Public Schools.

Lower Platte South NRD Appendix: This appendix includes the jurisdictional profile for the Lower Platte South NRD.

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Previous Meetings

This planning process included several public meetings which allowed community members and interested stakeholders can learn about the plan and provide input on community vulnerabilities and actions to address those vulnerabilities. These meetings were hosted in communities across the planning area and were facilitated by NRD and JEO staff.

Lancaster County

Round 1 Meeting - Thursday, March 14, 2019


Lower Platte South NRD Office - Conference Room

3125 Portia St

Lincoln NE 68521

Round 2 Meeting - Wednesday, August 28 at 6:30pm

LPSNRD Office Conference Room

3125 Portia Street

Lincoln NE 68521

Cass County

Round 1 Meeting - Tuesday, March 26, 2019


Cass County Extension Office - Meeting Room

8400 144th St

Weeping Water, NE 68463

Round 2 Meeting - Thursday, September 5 at 6:30pm

Weeping Water Community Center Downstairs Office Meeting Room

101 W Eldora Ave

Weeping Water NE 68463

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