2010 Colorado State Natural Hazard Mitigation Plan Update - Working Documents for Comment

The Mitigation and Recovery Team is pleased to release a draft of the primary sections of the 2010 Colorado State Natural Hazard Mitigation Plan Update.  State Hazard Mitigation Plans have to be updated every three years to maintain eligibility for FEMA’s hazard mitigation grant programs.

The Mitigation and Recovery Team, along with State partners from seven different departments, Federal partners and non-profit partners has been working since March to review and revise the previous version of this plan (from 2007).   Updates include additional Hazard Identification and Risk Assessment information, an entirely new mitigation action plan for the State and a new annex for the State’s Rural Electric Cooperatives.  In addition, the Colorado Water Conservation Board managed the updates for the Colorado Drought Mitigation and Response Plan (http://cwcb.state.co.us/water-management/drought/Pages/StateDroughtPlanning.aspx) and the Colorado Flood Mitigation Plan (http://cwcb.state.co.us/water-management/flood/Pages/main.aspx), which both serve as annexes to this plan.

State Hazard Mitigation Plan - 2010 Update
Working Documents
-- State Capability Assessment - view online or download
-- Plan Process - view online or download
-- Hazard Identification and Risk Assessment - view online or download (27 mb)
-- State Mitigation Strategies Section - 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 fellow State agencies, 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 either to Ken Brink (kenneth.brink@state.co.us) or Iain Hyde (iain.hyde@state.co.us) by the close of business on Friday, October 15th.

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