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Jackson County Pre-Disaster Mitigation Planning
DATE: October 2, 2023
SUBJECT: Press Release for the City of Eagle Point addendum to the Jackson County Multi-Jurisdictional Natural Hazard Mitigation Plan Update – Notice and Opportunity for Public Comment
City of Eagle Point seeks additional public input on update to Natural Hazard Mitigation Plan
The City of Eagle Point is in the process of updating our existing Natural Hazard Mitigation Plan (NHMP). This work is being performed in cooperation with the University of Oregon’s Institute for Policy Research and Engagement - Oregon Partnership for Disaster Resilience and the Oregon Department of Emergency Management utilizing funds obtained from the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) Hazard Mitigation Grant Program. With re-adoption of the plan, City of Eagle Point will regain its eligibility to apply for federal funding towards natural hazard mitigation projects. This local planning process includes a wide range of representatives from city and county government, emergency management personnel, and outreach to members of the public in the form of an electronic survey.
A natural hazard mitigation plan provides communities with a set of goals, action items, and resources designed to reduce risk from future natural disaster events. Engaging in mitigation activities provides jurisdictions with a number of benefits, including reduced loss of life, property, essential services, critical facilities, and economic hardship; reduced short-term and long-term recovery and reconstruction costs; increased cooperation and communication within the community through the planning process; and increased potential for state and federal funding for recovery and reconstruction projects.
An electronic version of the updated draft City of Eagle Point NHMP addendum will be available for formal public comment beginning October 2, 2023. To view the draft please visit: https://www.cityofeaglepoint.org/358/Emergency-Preparedness .
If you have any questions regarding the city NHMP addendum or the update process in general, please contact: Aaron Prunty, City Administrator at firstname.lastname@example.org; or Michael Howard, Director for the Oregon Partnership for Disaster Resilience at email@example.com.
Click HERE for the official press release.
Click HERE to view the Eagle Point Addendum to the Jackson County NHMP draft.