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Regional Hazard Mitigation Plan



During the spring and summer of 2015, nearly 60 communities, school districts, and fire/ambulance districts in Cass, Clay, Jackson, Platte and Ray counties worked to update the Regional Hazard Mitigation Plan. In the spring, the five counties in the MARC region hosted events so the public could learn more about the proposed goals and actions.

The goal of the plan is to reduce loss of life, property, human suffering, economic disruption and disaster assistance costs from natural and man-made disasters. The completion of the 2015 version of the plan by participating organizations and MARC allows the participants to continue to be eligible for pre- and post-disaster funds that may be available from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).

The 2015 Regional Hazard Mitigation Plan contains new information about the tools or capabilities available to communities as they work toward mitigating hazards. The tools discussed fall into several categories: Planning and Regulatory, Administrative and Technical, Financial, and Educational and Outreach. The 2015 plan includes hazards that previously have not been included: severe thunderstorms (separated from tornadoes), levee failures, trans-boundary animal disease, public mass shootings, cyber disruption and terrorism. Organizations that participated in the 2010 plan reported on the progress that was made regarding their 2010 mitigation goals and actions. All 2015 participants were given the opportunity to outline future goals and strategies for each hazard that impacts their community.

View the complete Regional Hazard Mitigation Plan 2015 here. (NOTE: This is a very large file, and will be very slow to open and/or download. You may view smaller sections of the plan from the links below.)

Hazard Mitigation Plan 2015
Table of Contents
Section 1 — Introduction and Planning Process

Section 2 — Planning Area Profile
Section 2 — Attachments

Section 3 — Capabilities Assessment
Section 3 — Attachments

Section 4 — Risk and Vulnerability Assessment — Overview
Section 4 — Risk and Vulnerability Assessment — Tornadoes
Section 4 — Risk and Vulnerability Assessment — Severe Thunderstorms
Section 4 — Risk and Vulnerability Assessment — Severe Winter Weather
Section 4 — Risk and Vulnerability Assessment — Flooding
Section 4 — Risk and Vulnerability Assessment — Levee Failures
Section 4 — Risk and Vulnerability Assessment — Dam Failures
Section 4 — Risk and Vulnerability Assessment — Drought
Section 4 — Risk and Vulnerability Assessment — Heat Waves
Section 4 — Risk and Vulnerability Assessment — Wildland Fires
Section 4 — Risk and Vulnerability Assessment — Earthquakes
Section 4 — Risk and Vulnerability Assessment — Emerging and Re-Emerging Infectious Diseases
Section 4 — Risk and Vulnerability Assessment — Trans-boundary Animal Disease
Section 4 — Risk and Vulnerability Assessment — Mass Transportation Accidents
Section 4 — Risk and Vulnerability Assessment — Hazardous Materials
Section 4 — Risk and Vulnerability Assessment — Public Mass Shooting Incidents
Section 4 — Risk and Vulnerability Assessment — Civil Disorder
Section 4 — Risk and Vulnerability Assessment — Cyber Disruption
Section 4 — Risk and Vulnerability Assessment — Terrorism

Section 5 — Mitigation Strategy
Section 5 — Attachments

Section 6 — Plan Implementation and Maintenance
Section 6 — Attachments

Appendix A — Adoption Resolutions
Appendix B — Supporting Documents
Appendix C — Maps and References
Appendix D — Acronyms
Appendix E — Glossary
Appendix F — Endnotes
 
The 2010 Regional Hazard Mitigation Plan remains an important reference document for hazard mitigation planning and in documenting the historical occurrences of the hazards. The 2010 plan can be found here.