HAZARD MITIGATION PLANNING
Hazard mitigation planning identifies natural hazards that may affect a jurisdiction, assess risk and community vulnerabilities, and develops long-term strategies to reduce loss of life and property. Mitigation plans are key to breaking the cycle of disaster damage and reconstruction.
To be eligible for HMA funding, local jurisdictions must participate in their local hazard mitigation plan (LHMP). Taxing authorities, local and regional agencies that are involved in hazard mitigation activities and agencies that have the authority to regulate development should be included in the planning process.
To access your local hazard mitigation plan, reach out to your local emergency manager.
The Planning Cycle
Local hazard mitigation plans are updated every five years. By year three after the plan update, the process to secure funding for the next update should begin. In year four, the planning process will start, the planning lead or consultant will be determined, and the planning team will meet. By year five, the risk assessment will be finalized, mitigation strategies will be developed or updated, and the plan writing process will be complete. Once approved by FEMA, participating jurisdictions will have a year to adopt their local hazard mitigation plan.
Current State Plans
Tribal Planning Resources
Planning Related Links
LOCAL HAZARD MITIGATION STATUS INTERACTIVE MAP
This interactive map shows the status of each local hazard mitigation plan in the state of Nebraska. Click on a county to find out what plan it is a part of, the approval date of the plan, the adoption resolution deadline, and the expiration date. This map does not show the adoption status of participating communities. Please contact your local emergency manager or the NEMA Hazard Mitigation Unit to know about your community's plan adoption status. If your local hazard mitigation plan is set to expire, reach out to your local emergency manager to get involved.
If your local hazard mitigation plan is set to expire, reach out to your local emergency manager to get involved.