Hazard Mitigation Planning

Hazard mitigation is any sustained action taken to reduce or eliminate the long-term risk to human life and property from hazards. Mitigation activities may be implemented prior to, during, or after an incident. However, it has been demonstrated that hazard mitigation is most effective when based on an inclusive, comprehensive, long-term plan that is developed before a disaster occurs.

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) requires that all counties have an adopted All-Hazards Mitigation Plan in place to be eligible for any federal hazard mitigation funds. Missouri SEMA has partnered with Missouri's Regional Planning Commissions to facilitate the creation of these plans for Missouri's counties. As a result of this partnership, nearly all of Missouri's counties are now covered by a Hazard Mitigation Plan.

The Status of All-Hazard Mitigation Plans in the Green Hills Region:
  • Mercer County - Current
  • Grundy County -Current
  • Livingston County- Current
  • Putnam County - New draft submitted in PDF and MSWord formats
  • Sullivan County - Update 2015/2016
  • Chariton County -Current
  • Carroll County - Current
  • Caldwell County- Current
  • Harrisson County Current
  • Daviess County - Current
  • Linn County -aCurrent

01/24/12 Natural Hazard Mitigation Plans for each of the three electric cooperatives operating in the Green Hills region have recently been completed. These Mitigation Plans are available for public comment. The plans are for Farmers Elelectric Cooperative, Grundy Electric Cooperative, and North Central Eletric Cooperative.