The Upper Big Blue Natural Resources District (NRD) is working with JEO Consulting Group to update their 2019 Upper Big Blue NRD Hazard Mitigation Plan (HMP). An HMP 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 participants 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 within the NRD.
Communities, schools, fire departments, and other jurisdictions within Hamilton, Seward, and York counties are invited to participate in this process by attending meetings and providing information for the plan.
This hazard mitigation plan update was funded by a FEMA planning grant. The cost was shared 75% through federal funding and 25% through a local match. For this plan update, the Upper Big Blue NRD, Hamilton County, Seward County, and York County provided the 25% local match.