Northeast Colorado Regional Hazard Mitigation Plan

The 2009 Northeast Colorado Regional Hazard Mitigation Plan has been posted to DEM's Local Pre-Disaster Mitigation Plans Page.  It is a big, big document and I will work to figure out a way to make it smaller or break it up into bite-sized pieces.  However, I wanted to get it up online as a reference document for regional, multi-county planning efforts, as soon as possible. 

The NE Regional Hazard Mitigation Plan is an updated plan from the 2004 version.  It is a comprehensive Regional Hazard Mitigation Plan covering the counties of Cheyenne, Kit Carson, Lincoln, Logan, Morgan, Phillips, Sedgwick, Washington, Weld and Yuma Counties in Colorado. 

Hazard Mitigation plans are designed by communities to gather data about risks they face, analyze potential impacts and losses such risks could cause and develop action plans to address the most critical and threatening issues.  In short, they serve as the backbone of how a community plans to better protect its people and property from the effects of natural hazard events.  Once generated, the plans help decision makers direct mitigation activities and resources as well as maintain a community's eligibiltiy for certain federal disaster assistance, specifically, the Federal Emergency Management Agency's (FEMA) Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP) and Pre-Disaster Mitigation Program.

The point of contact at DEM for questions on the NE plan is Deanna Butterbaugh.

For examples of other regional and single county plans, check out DEM's Local Pre-Disaster Mitigation Plans Page and, in particular, check out Park County's Hazard Mitigation Plan and Elbert County's Hazard Mitigation Plan.