Stoddard County Hazard Mitigation Meeting

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August 22, 2018  10am-11am

Location: Bootheel Regional Planning Commission   105 E. North Main, Dexter, MO 63841

On behalf of Stoddard County you are invited to attend the first of three planning meetings to update the Stoddard County Multi-jurisdictional Hazard Mitigation Plan. The existing plan, approved by FEMA in 2012 was developed in accordance with the Disaster Mitigation Act of 2000. To maintain eligibility for certain FEMA Hazard Mitigation Assistance grants, the Act requires jurisdictions to develop a plan to assess their risks to hazards and identify actions that can be taken in advance to reduce future losses. The law requires Hazard Mitigation Plans to be updated every five years. Your participation is a key element to the success of the plan update effort!

The hazard mitigation planning process is heavily dependent on the participation of representatives from local government agencies and departments, the public, and other stakeholder groups. A Hazard Mitigation Planning Committee will be formed to support this project and will include representatives from the County, cities, school districts, private-non-profit entities, business partners, academic institutions, and other local, state, and federal agencies acting in or serving Stoddard County.

We will discuss:
Benefits of updating the hazard mitigation plan
Project schedule
All hazards that affect your county

Stoddard County requests your assistance in forwarding this invitation to others in your jurisdiction. Appropriate participants in the planning committee include, but are not limited to: emergency responders, county clerks, city clerks, elected officials, public works directors, floodplain managers, stormwater managers, county and city planners, economic development directors, GIS staff, business partners, private-non-profit representatives, school principals, school facilities directors, and school superintendents.Bootheel Regional Planning Commission is the lead on developing this plan and your point of contact is Regional Planner, Marcus Norden. He can be reached at 573.614.5178 ext 110 or mnorden@bootrpc.com. To ensure your organization is eligible for FEMA hazard mitigation assistance funding, we need your participation and input. Jurisdictions (including county and city governments and public school districts) that do not participate in an approved Hazard Mitigation Plan are NOT eligible to apply for FEMA’s Hazard Mitigation Assistance grants.


Bootheel Regional Planning Commision

105 E. North Main, Dexter, MO 63841 
Phone: (573) 614-5178 Fax: (573) 614-5182 
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