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Phone: 913-782-3038

111 S. Cherry St., Suite 100, Olathe, KS 66061

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Hazard Mitigation Plan Review 2019

Mitigation Plan

Background: The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) defines Mitigation as: "The effort to reduce loss of life and property by lessening the impact of disasters. Mitigation is taking action now—before the next disaster—to reduce human and financial consequences later (analyzing risk, reducing risk, insuring against risk).  Effective mitigation requires that we all understand local risks, address the hard choices, and invest in long-term community well-being. Without mitigation actions, we jeopardize our safety, financial security, and self-reliance." Hazard mitigation planning is the process through which hazards that threaten communities are identified, impacts of those hazards are determined, mitigation goals and strategies are determined, and actions are prioritized and implemented. The Disaster Mitigation Act of 2000 requires all political entities in the United States to have an approved Hazard Mitigation Plan in order to be eligible to receive hazard mitigation funds following a disaster - should funding become available.

Johnson County's Plan: The Multi-Jurisdictional Hazard Mitigation Plan for Johnson County documents the County's hazard mitigation planning process and identifies relevant hazards, vulnerabilities, and strategies that Johnson County and participating jurisdictions can use to decrease vulnerability and increase resiliency and sustainability. Over the course of 2018, Johnson County worked with local partners, Wyandotte County, Leavenworth County, and Kansas Division of Emergency Management to revise and update the Region L Multi-Jurisdictional Hazard Mitigation Plan. This DRAFT plan is available for your review by using the links below. If you have comments or questions about the DRAFT plan, you may submit them HEREHazard Mitigation Plan Comments 

Please Note: The 2019 plan was written and developed by the Kansas Division of Emergency Management (KDEM) with the assistance of Blue Umbrella Solutions, LLC. While local coordination was involved, this draft plan is not a direct product from Johnson County, Wyandotte County, or Leavenworth County Emergency Management offices. Questions and comments are encouraged and will be addressed by the developers before a final version of the plan is approved.

The hazard mitigation plan was developed to:

  • Update the Kansas Region L 2014 Hazard Mitigation Plan
  • Build for a safer future for all citizens
  • Foster cooperation for planning and resiliency
  • Identify, prioritize and mitigate against hazards
  • Asist with sensible and effective planning and budgeting
  • Educate citizens about hazards, mitigation and preparedness
  • Comply with federal requirements to be eligible for potential grant funding

If you would like to refer back to the current plan (2014-2019), you may look at it HERE https://jocogov.org/dept/emergency-management/emergency-management-program/county-emergency-plans/mitigation-plan

2019-2024 DRAFT Region L Multi-Jurisdictional Hazard Mitigation Plan

  1. Cover Page (PDF)
  2. Table of Contents (PDF)
  3. Introduction, Assurances, and Adoption (PDF)
  4. Planning Process (PDF)
  5. Planning Area (PDF)
  6. Hazard Profiles PART I (PDF)
  7. Hazard Profiles PART II (PDF)
  8. Capability Assessment (PDF)
  9. Mitigation Strategy (PDF)
  10. Plan Maintenance (PDF)