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Douglas County All Hazard Mitigation Plan Update

Douglas County, with the assistance of South Central Ozark Council of Governments, has finalized the 2012 update of the Multi-Jurisdiction All Hazard Mitigation Plan. This plan is pursuant to Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) requirements.

A final draft of the plan is available for viewing at the SCOCOG office located at 4407 County Road 2340, Pomona, MO; and at the SCOCOG website Any comments, questions, or suggestions regarding the Plan can be directed to the SCOCOG staff at 417-256-4226 prior to the Plan’s final submittal date of June 15th, 2012.

The purpose of the Douglas County All Hazard Mitigation Plan is to devise and retain a strategy to reduce the impact of risks posed by disastrous natural events, such as tornadoes, ice storms and floods. The plan must be updated by the county and approved by FEMA every five years in order for the county and its jurisdictions to remain eligible for FEMA funding for current and ongoing hazard mitigation projects.