2022 Update - Natural Hazard Mitigation Plan
Douglas County is updating its Natural Hazard Mitigation Plan (NHMP). As part of the update, the holders to help identify natural hazards and develop strategies to reduce the impacts of natural disasters.
This NHMP update project website will provide frequent updates on the progress of the update process and provide opportunities for community input.
The NHMP addresses natural hazards impacts in unincorporated areas of the County and all 12 incorporated cities -- Canyonville, Drain, Elkton, Glendale, Myrtle Creek, Oakland, Reedsport, Riddle, Roseburg, Sutherlin, Winston, and Yoncalla.
NATURAL HAZARD MITIGATION PLANNING
Natural disasters occur when natural hazard events greatly impact people, structures, and the environment. The ever increasing costs associated with natural disasters over the past decades have heightened interest in identifying and implementing effective means of reducing these impacts.
Natural hazards mitigation planning is a process for identifying and understanding the hazards facing a jurisdiction and prioritizing actions the jurisdiction can take to reduce injuries and deaths; damage to buildings, critical facilities, and infrastructure; interruption in essential services; economic hardship; and environmental harm. Reducing impacts also speeds up recovery and lowers its cost.
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) approves NHMPs that meet federal requirements at 44 CFR 201. Having a current, FEMA-approved NHMP establishes eligibility for certain FEMA grants that fund natural hazards mitigation planning and projects. Approval lasts five years. Douglas County’s current NHMP is valid through September 12, 2022.
- 2022 Update Kickoff Meeting - March 2, 2022