2022 Update - Natural Hazard Mitigation Plan
Douglas County is updating its Multi-Jurisdictional Natural Hazard Mitigation Plan (NHMP). As part of the update, the to help identify natural hazards and develop strategies to reduce the impacts of natural disasters. All 12 incorporated cities in Douglas County will participate and co-adopt the plan.
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A draft of the Risk Assessment is available for public review and comment. The risk assessment evaluates our community’s vulnerability to natural hazards such as floods, earthquakes, wildfires, etc. It helps us understand potential impacts, prioritize actions, and create a plan that safeguards our homes, infrastructure, and environment.
Follow this link to review the document: Draft Risk Assessment
Follow this link to provide comment: Feedback Form.
The update is being performed in cooperation with the Oregon Department of Land Conservation and Development (DLCD) and the Oregon Department of Emergency Management (ODEM), utilizing funds from the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) Hazard Mitigation Grant Program. With re-adoption of the plan, Douglas County and its participating jurisdictions will maintain its eligibility to apply for federal funding towards natural hazard mitigation projects.
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 Steering Committee Meeting #1 - March 2, 2022
- 2022 Update Steering Committee Meeting #2 - June 21, 2022
- 2022 Update Steering Committee Meeting #3 - October 19, 2022
- 2022 Update Steering Committee Meeting #4 - March 22, 2023
- 2022 Update Steering Committee Meeting #5 - June 20, 2023
- 2022 Update Steering Committee Meeting #6 - August 15, 2023 (Upcoming)
- 2022 Update Steering Committee Meeting #7 - October 10, 2023 (Upcoming)
- 03-01-22 Douglas County Updating Natural Hazard Mitigation Plan - Kick Off Meeting
- Agenda Douglas NHMP SC Mtg 1_06-21-22 draft (1).docx
- Douglas County Hazard Analysis 2023_Final
- MJNHMP SC Mtg 03 Draft Notes 2022 10_19
- MJNHMP SC Mtg 03 Draft Notes Rev 2022 10_19
- MJNHMP SC Mtg 03 Presentation 2022 10 19
- MJNHMP SC Mtg 03 Presentation Hazard Analysis 2022 10 19
- MJNHMP SC Mtg 4 Agenda 2023 03_22
- MJNHMP SC Mtg 4 Draft Notes
- MJNHMP SC Mtg 4 Presentation 2023 03_22
- MJNHMP SC Mtg 5 Agenda 2023 06_20
- MJNHMP SC Mtg 5 Agenda 2023 06_20
- Natural Hazard Mitigation Plan (PDF)
- NHMP Steering Committee 2022 10_19 video