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 is developing 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.
The Adams County Public Safety and Judiciary Committee will conduct a public comment meeting on the updated draft Countywide Disaster Mitigation Plan. 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. The plan maintains County eligibility for federal mitigation grants.
The updated Adams County All Hazard Mitigation Plan final draft is available to download on this web page.
Printed copies of the plan for viewing are available at:
~ Adams County Emergency Management Office, Room A031, Courthouse 400 Main Street, Friendship; and
~ Adams County Public Library, 567 N Cedar Street, Adams
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|Plan Overview (slide presentation) 587 KB|
|Adams County All Hazard Mitigation Plan LARGE 1.24 MB|
|Adopted - August 2009 - No Maps Included.|
|1 - Location 196 KB|
|2 - General Land Use LARGE 1.77 MB|
|3 - Surface Water & Dams 530 KB|
|4 - Floodplaines & Watersheds 812 KB|
|5 - Transportation 337 KB|
|6 - Utilities 281 KB|
|7 - Fire Service 171 KB|
|8 - EMS Service 235 KB|
|9 - Police Service 147 KB|
|10 - Critical Facilities 368 KB|
|11 - Tornado Vulnerability 446 KB|
|12 - Flood Vulnerability 758 KB|
|13 - 2008 Flood 886 KB|
Make your comments about the plan here.
(Email link to submit comments on this plan.)