2010 Colorado Rural Electric Natural Hazards Mitigation Plan - Draft Document for Comment

The Mitigation and Recovery Team is pleased to release a draft of the Colorado Rural Electric Natural Hazards Mitigation Plan.  This plan serves as a supporting document to the State of Colorado Natural Hazards Mitigation Plan.

The Mitigation and Recovery Team, along with the Colorado Rural Electric Association and rural electric cooperatives serving Colorado, has been working since March to develop this new mitigation plan. The goal was to develop a plan that meets national planning standards while providing additional opportunities for disaster resilience and recovery activities for the State’s rural electric providers.

Portions of the hazard risk assessment in the rural electric mitigation plan refers to the state plan for details and statewide analysis. Please see the risk assessment from the state plan for additional information.

Colorado Rural Electric Natural Hazards Mitigation Plan
-- Project Summary - view online or download
-- REC Mitigation Plan - view online or download

Links to these documents will also be maintained on the DEM Mitigation Team's page at http://www.coemergency.com/p/mitigation.html (at the "mitigation" tab, above)

Before the Division of Emergency Management submits this plan to FEMA for approval, we wanted to provide our state’s rural electric cooperatives, as well as our federal, local and non-profit partners and individual citizens with a chance to review the plan and provide any comments that might make this plan stronger.  If you have any, please forward them to Ken Brink (kenneth.brink@state.co.us) as soon as possible, and by the close of business on Wednesday, October 27 at the latest.

We are extremely grateful to our partners who helped to develop this plan!