Hazard Mitigation Plan
This page provides information about the update to the Ada County All Hazard Mitigation Plan. Meeting schedules, meeting minutes and other information may be found on this page.
Effective November 1, 2004, a Local Hazard Mitigation Plan approved by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is required for participation in its Hazard Mitigation programs. To ensure that the latest information and analysis is contained in the plan it must be updated every five years.
Mitigation is the cornerstone of emergency management. It's the continuing effort to lessen the impact disasters have on people and property. Mitigation is defined as "sustained action that reduces or eliminates long-term risk to people and property from natural hazards and their effects."
2011 All Hazards Mitigation Plan:
In an effort coordinated by Ada County Emergency Management (ACEM), local governments and districts, have updated the Ada County All Hazards Mitigation Plan. The updated plan includes information on:
This plan update is a complete reformatting of the initial 2006 All Hazards Mitigation Plan. The updated plan is composed of two volumes instead of three. Volume One examines potential disasters and mitigation on a county-wide basis, and identifies desired actions that could reduce risk for the area as a whole. Volume Two is composed of individual annexes for each of the 21 planning partners (local jurisdictions and taxing districts) that participated in this lengthy process. These annexes address specific mitigation actions that each partner has identified as possible methodologies to reduce risk in their area.Volume 1
Current County Hazard Analysis:
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Annual Mitigation Plan Review and UpdateAs part of the Mitigation Plan maintenance, the planning partners report progress and review mitigation initiatives. This report is compiled annually except for years when a total plan update is completed.
Steering Committee Mission Statement: Reduce the vulnerability to natural hazards in order to protect the health, safety, welfare and economy of the Ada County community.
Steering Committee Meetings are open to the public. A period of public comment during the meetings will be at the discretion of the Committee Chair.
The Steering Committee will reconvene periodically to discuss current progress and future undates of the plan. Meeting notes will be posted here.
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