Adams County
All Hazard Mitigation Plan Update
(Adopted - August 2009)

2015 Update in progress over 2014 (website here).


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) Adobe PDF 587 KB
Adams County All Hazard Mitigation Plan Adobe PDF LARGE 1.24 MB
Adopted - August 2009 - No Maps Included.
1 - Location Adobe PDF 196 KB
2 - General Land Use Adobe PDF LARGE 1.77 MB
3 - Surface Water & Dams Adobe PDF 530 KB
4 - Floodplaines & Watersheds Adobe PDF 812 KB
5 - Transportation Adobe PDF 337 KB
6 - Utilities Adobe PDF 281 KB
7 - Fire Service Adobe PDF 171 KB
8 - EMS Service Adobe PDF 235 KB
9 - Police Service Adobe PDF 147 KB
10 - Critical Facilities Adobe PDF 368 KB
11 - Tornado Vulnerability Adobe PDF 446 KB
12 - Flood Vulnerability Adobe PDF 758 KB
13 - 2008 Flood Adobe PDF 886 KB

Make your comments about the plan here.
(Email link to submit comments on this plan.)