Counties are required to make such plans as a result of the federal Disaster Mitigation Act of 2000 (DMA2K). This Act put a national priority on hazard mitigation by requiring mitigation plans in order to be eligible for disaster mitigation grant programs from FEMA. Adams County has developed a multi-jurisdictional plan to establish eligibility for both the county and each municipality in the same way the county-wide outdoor recreation plan works with DNR grants. This in no way obligates or commits any local jurisdiction.
This plan is intended to reduce or eliminate long-term risk to people and property from natural disasters. Hazards covered in the plan include flooding, tornadoes, temperature extremes, wildfire, and others.
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|Plan Overview (slide presentation) 1.4 MB|
|Approved Plan without maps. Download maps below.|
|1 - Location 322 KB|
|2 - Land Use 1.5 MB|
|3 - Surface Water & Watersheds 1.60 MB|
|4 - Floodplains & Dams 950 KB|
|5 - Transportation 865 KB|
|6 - Utilities 765 KB|
|7 - Fire Service 380 KB|
|8 - EMS Service 360 KB|
|9 - Police Service 360 KB|
|10 - Critical Community Facilities 740 KB|
|11 - Tornado Vulnerability 1.0 MB|
|12 - Flood Vulnerability 1.0 MB|
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