Natural hazards such as tornadoes and floods leave permanent marks on people and communities. It pays to prepare, and that's one reason local governments are currently updating their plans to help protect property and save lives.
Missouri residents in five counties gave feedback online and in person about what actions they thought governments should — or shouldn't — be taking to reduce the impact of natural hazards. Learn more »
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|Peculiar||Kearney||Kansas City, Mo.**||Riverside|
|Loch Lloyd||Gladstone||Oak Grove||West Platte R-II School District|
|Pleasant Hill||Liberty||Grandview||Weatherby Lake|
|Pleasant Hill R-III School District||Smithville||Raytown||Tracy|
|Archie R-V School District||Pleasant Valley||Blue Springs||Parkville|
|Harrisonville School District||North Kansas City||Independence||Houston Lake|
|Strasburg||Lee's Summit||Platte City|
|Raymore||Lone Jack C-6 School District||Northmoor|
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The Federal Emergency Management Agency requires all state and local governments to adopt hazard mitigation plans as a prerequisite to receiving certain grant funding. This requirement applies to both pre- and post-disaster planning and recovery grants.
The Mid-America Regional Council assisted cities and county governments in Cass, Clay, Jackson, Platte and Ray counties in 2004 by preparing a Regional Hazard Mitigation Plan, which provides a tool for local communities to identify and mitigate risks to people and property. After formal adoption by the participating jurisdictions, the plan was approved by FEMA on March 8, 2005.
Per federal regulation, all hazard mitigation plans require a five-year review and update; the current plan expires March 8, 2010. The Metropolitan Emergency Managers Committee is leading this effort to update the 2004 plan for counties on the Missouri side of the region.