City of Alliance updating Hazard Mitigation Plan

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ALLIANCE, Neb. The City of Alliance is currently working with the Regional 23 Emergency Management Agency and JEO Consulting Group to update their 2015 multi-jurisdictional hazard mitigation plan.

Their part in this plan update involves evaluating and reducing future risk to natural hazards including flooding, severe storms and wildfires. It makes them eligible for federal funds to reduce risks. (City of Alliance)

HMPs are required to be updated and approved every five years.

Their part in this plan update involves evaluating and reducing future risk to natural hazards including flooding, severe storms and wildfires.

By participating in this plan, they are eligible for federal funds in the future to reduce risks.

Throughout the planning process, members of the community are invited to participate by attending public meetings and providing information for the plan.

Jurisdictions eligible to participate include school districts, fire districts, local health departments, colleges and other taxing authorities.

An HMP will enable your community to be stronger and more resilient by reducing your community's risk and impacts from disasters, gaining eligibility for pre- and post-disaster mitigation grants and building partnerships with stakeholders within your community and region.

For more information about this planning process please see the project website at clickable text here

The first two meeting will be on Wednesday, February 12th from 6:00pm to 8:00pm at the Region 23 Office in Chadron and on Thursday, February 13th from 6:00pm to 8:00pm at the Panhandle Public Health District Office in Hemingford.

Contact the Nan Gould, Director, Region 23 EMA at (308) 432-2251 or reg23ema@bbc.net for more information.