Residents of Nodaway County

The federal government requires all states and local governments to have hazard mitigation plans approved by FEMA that are consistent with the Disaster Mitigation Act of 2000.  Approved mitigation plans are required to maintain eligibility for certain types of federal Hazard Mitigation Assistance Grants.

 A planning committee comprised of representatives from Nodaway County, the incorporated cities, and the public school districts is currently developing an update to the comprehensive Nodaway County Multi-jurisdictional Hazard Mitigation Plan with a strategy to reduce the vulnerability of people and property in the planning area to the impacts of hazards and to remain eligible for mitigation funding programs from FEMA.

One of the key components of a hazard mitigation plan is public input during the planning process.  The planning committee will be evaluating information on the hazards that impact each jurisdiction within Nodaway County.  The committee is seeking your input on the hazards that will be evaluated as well as your opinions on the types of activities that should be considered to reduce future impacts.  Your comments will be considered by your community’s representatives on the planning committee as the plan is developed.  Please take a few moments to answer the following questions.  Thank you for your participation.

* 1. Please select your jurisdiction from the list.  You may only select one jurisdiction for each survey completed.  If you belong to more than one jurisdiction in this list, please complete multiple surveys.

* 2. The hazards addressed in the Multi-jurisdictional Hazard Mitigation Plan Update are listed below. Please indicate your opinion on the likelihood for each hazard to impact YOUR JURISDICTION (identified above).  Please rate EACH hazard 1 through 4 as follows:

1=Unlikely, 2=Occasional, 3=Likely, 4=Highly Likely

  1= Unlikely 2=Occasional 3=Likely 4=Highly Likely
Dam Failure
Drought
Earthquakes
Extreme Heat
Fires
Flooding (Flash and River)
Land Subsidence Sinkholes
Tornado
Winter Weather Snow/Ice/Severe Cold
Levee Failure
Thunderstorm/High Winds/ Lightning/Hail

* 3. Please indicate your opinion on the potential magnitude of each hazard’s impact on YOUR JURISDICTION (identified above).   Please rate EACH hazard 1 through 4 as follows:

1=Negligible, 2=Limited, 3=Critical, 4=Catastrophic

  Negligible Limited Critical Catastrophic
Dam Failure
Drought
Earthquakes
Extreme Heat
Fires
Flooding (Flash and River
Land Subsidence Sinkholes
Tornado
Winter Weather Snow/Ice/Severe Cold
Levee Failure
Thunderstorm/High Winds/Lightning/Hail

* 4. FEMA Hazard Mitigation Assistance Grants are administered by the State Emergency Management Agency.  Listed below are some types of projects considered. 

Please check all those that could benefit your jurisdiction, in your opinion:

* 5. Please comment on any other issues that the Nodaway County Hazard Mitigation Planning Committee should consider in developing a strategy to reduce future losses caused by hazard events.

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