Hazard Mitigation Plan
The Grand County Office of Emergency Management wants to know how it can better prepare you for disasters. All responses are confidential, and will greatly help improve preparedness in the County. Join the conversation at http://prepare.community/grand
Grand County 2023 Hazard Mitigation Plan Update
Purpose of the All Hazard Mitigation Plan
• Ensure Grand County, Utah and its municipalities qualify for federal funding, before and after a disaster occurs.
• Identify common threats and hazards the County faces.
• Develop common mitigation strategies, ensuring a comprehensive and county-wide approach is used.
• Develop intergovernmental partnerships within the County.
• Gain public insight and share public information, increasing residents’ knowledge and preparedness against the County’s threats and hazards.
What is Hazard Mitigation?
According to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), hazard mitigation is:
“the effort to reduce loss of life and property by lessening the impact of disasters. It is most effective when implemented under a comprehensive, long-term mitigation plan. State, tribal, and local governments engage in hazard mitigation planning to identify risks and vulnerabilities associated with natural disasters and develop long-term strategies for protecting people and property from future hazard events.”
2023 Plan Update
Grand County Office of Emergency Management in conjunction with the City of Moab is in the process of completing the 5-year update of the Grand County All Hazard Mitigation Plan. Grand County Office of Emergency Management is dedicated to involving the public directly in the review and update of the plan.
A draft of the plan can be accessed by clicking the link above. While the plan is currently in development, periodic updates to the draft will be posted on this web page.
Comments or questions can be directed to Cora Phillips, Emergency Management Director or you can fill out the form here: https://integratedsolutions.wufoo.com/forms/comment-form-grand-county-draft-mitigation-plan/
County-wide Hazard Mitigation Questionnaire
As part of the 2023 mitigation update, a county-wide questionnaire has been developed and disseminated.
Feedback from the confidential 12-minute survey will enable Grand County Office of Emergency Management to better serve residents and businesses before, during, and after an emergency or disaster.
To fill out the questionnaire, go to: http://grandcounty.prepare.alchemer.com/s3/
Questions or Comments?
Public and stakeholder participation and feedback are a vital part of the hazard mitigation planning process. Please check this page regularly for information on upcoming opportunities to engage in the planning process. If you would like to get in touch with the project team, please use the following contact information:
Cora Phillips, Emergency Management Director
125 E. Center St. Moab, UT 84532