Jefferson Co. Natural Hazard Mitigation Plan – Update

COIC is working in collaboration with Jefferson County, local emergency service agencies, state and federal agencies, and others to complete the five-year review and rewrite of Jefferson County’s Natural Hazard Mitigation Plan (NHMP) in 2020-2022. Each five-year update to Jefferson County’s NHMP must be approved by FEMA so that the County is eligible for federal funds to carry out mitigation planning and projects.

About NHMP’s

An NHMP identifies hazards, vulnerabilities, and risks facing a local, state, or tribal government, and prioritizes actions to reduce the risks. An NHMP has two core parts: a risk assessment and a mitigation strategy. The Jefferson County NHMP is a multi-jurisdictional, county-wide plan that assesses and outlines mitigation strategies for hazards specific to our geography, as well as for each of the three communities in the county: Metolius, Culver, and Madras. 

A successful NHMP review process must include:

  • The most up to date information for each local hazard, maps, and other relevant data; 
  • Documentation of the NHMP review process;
  • Opportunities for public engagement and feedback on the plan;
  • Participation from representatives of each jurisdiction to be included in the plan (unless a community decides to create their own NHMP); and
  • Documentation of adoption of the mitigation plan addendum for each jurisdiction.
The 2013 Jefferson County Natural Hazard Mitigation Plan is available here.

Public Input Opportunity

Do you live in Jefferson County? Join the public input session for the Jefferson County 2021 NHMP during the September 30, 2021 Jefferson County Planning Commission meeting at 5:30pm. Materials for the meeting are availabe below; please contact Shelby Knight at sknight@coic.org with questions.

Zoom Information:


Meeting ID: 838 3879 0562| Passcode: 425082 | Call-in #: +1 669 900 6833

For more information contact:

Shelby Knight, Resilience Planner