Jefferson Co. Natural Hazard Mitigation Plan – Update

COIC worked 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) from 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 natural hazard 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.

Jefferson County Natural Hazard Mitigation Plan

  • The final version of the 2022 Jefferson County Natural Hazard Mitigation Plan was approved by FEMA in September 2022 and is available here: Jefferson County MNHMP_Final_Version. The final step is for each of the Cities and the County to adopt the NHMP and/or the appropriate jurisdictional addendum; an updated will be posted here once this is completed.
  • The 2013 Jefferson County Natural Hazard Mitigation Plan is available here.


For more information contact:

Shelby Knight, Resilience Planner