Hazard Mitigation Plan Update

Hazard Mitigation Plan Update graphic

Meeting Documents:

Agendas
2/24/2022 Steering Committee
3/24/2022 Steering Committee
4/28/2022 Steering Committee

Final Meeting Minutes
2/24/2022 Steering Committee
3/24/2022 Steering Committee

Virtual Meeting May 17: Grant County Sheriff’s Office Emergency Management is inviting the public to attend a virtual meeting to learn about the Grant County Multi-Jurisdictional Hazard Mitigation Plan (HMP) update. During the virtual meeting, the HMP project team will share the result of the risk assessment and provide information about natural hazards that pose a risk to Grant County.

Tuesday, May 17, 2022, 7 p.m.

Zoom Meeting link: https://bit.ly/3Na0iAx

Meeting ID: 879 2776 4300

Passcode: 845757

Call in: 253 215 8782

Únase a nosotros para una reunión pública virtual el 17 de Mayo de 2022 a las 7:00 pm para obtener más información sobre el proceso de planificación y los resultados de la evaluación de riesgos. Haga clic aquí para unirse a la reunión de Zoom. Para llamar, marque 253-215-8782 e ingrese el ID de reunión: 879 2776 4300 y el código de acceso: 845757.

The County is asking the public to visit the project’s story map and take a survey. The story map provides information about the plan update and each of the natural hazards in the area, plus a hazard mapper that identifies areas that are exposed to those hazards.The public’s input will help the project team develop mitigation strategies to reduce the county’s vulnerability to natural hazards. The project story map and survey are in English and Spanish: https://arcg.is/ySnar.

An HMP looks at how the County can become more resilient to natural hazards such as wildfires, flooding, earthquakes, drought, and severe storms. The HMP will provide an overall strategy of programs, projects, and measures aimed at reducing the adverse impacts of natural hazards on the communities within Grant County.

The agencies participating in the planning process will use hazard data to identify specific projects that can mitigate the risk of natural hazards, such as retrofitting water and sewer systems, adding generators to critical facilities, or modifying structures with fire-resistant materials.

The update is being led by Kyle Foreman from the Grant County Sheriff’s Office. Fourteen cities, towns, and special districts are participating in the planning process with the County.

For questions, please contact Kyle Foreman at [email protected].

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Grant County is launching an update to the Grant County Multi-Jurisdictional Hazard Mitigation Plan (HMP). The update is being led by Kyle Foreman from the Grant County Sheriff’s Office Emergency Operations Division and guided by a group of Stakeholders representing Grant County, the cities of Ephrata and Moses Lake, ports, and fire districts. To date, twelve cities, towns, and special districts have agreed to participate in the planning process with the County.

An HMP looks at how the County can become more resilient to natural hazards such as wildfires, flooding, earthquakes, drought, and severe storms. The HMP will provide an overall strategy of programs, projects, and measures aimed at reducing the adverse impacts of natural hazards on the communities within Grant County. The agencies participating in the planning process will use hazard data to identify specific projects that can mitigate the risk of natural hazards, such as retrofitting water and sewer systems, adding generators to critical facilities, or modifying structures with fire-resistant materials.

The project is funded by a grant from Federal Emergency Management Agency.

This spring, the Stakeholder Committee will be hosting opportunities for the public to participate in the planning process, including a survey and an online and in-person open house.

Information about the project including Stakeholder meeting dates, agendas, and summaries will also be posted on the HMP project website. Stakeholder meetings are open to the public. The next Stakeholder meeting will be at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, March 24, and will be held online using Zoom. Future meetings will also be held online or at the Grant County Sheriff’s Office in Ephrata.

For questions, or to sign up to receive project notifications via email, please contact Kyle Foreman at [email protected].