Tuesday, May 24, 2011

TO: Community Members of Josephine County
FROM: Josephine County, City of Cave Junction and City of Grants Pass Natural Hazards Mitigation Plan (NHMP) Steering Committees, Oregon Partnership for Disaster Resilience

Does the Plan Work for You?

Josephine County, OR — Josephine County is developing a Natural Hazards Mitigation Plan (NHMP) online, and we want your input. Two sections of the NHMP are now available for your review and comment.

  • Hazard Identification, History, and Risk Assessment: This section describes the hazards and potential impact on Josephine County.
  • Mitigation Actions: This section documents specific ways that the county can reduce risk of disasters due to natural hazards.

To view the NHMP sections, visit and click on the links provided under the "Plan Drafts" section.

You can submit questions and comments by e-mailing Oregon Emergency Management Specialist Emma Stocker, The public review period ends June 7, 2011, after which comments will be addressed and any improvements incorporated.

An NHMP provides communities with goals, actions, and resources to reduce the effects of potential natural disasters. The plan and the proposed mitigation actions therein are intended to limit damage to property and critical facilities and, consequently, reduce the costs of reconstruction and recovery. In addition, the plan increases our potential to receive state and federal funding for mitigation and recovery.

The planning process increases cooperation and communication within the community. This local process includes representatives from city government, local utility providers, the Interagency Fire Board, school districts and you.

This update of the NHMP is supported by the Oregon Partnership for Disaster Resilience, utilizing funds from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Pre-Disaster Mitigation Grant Program.

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