Hazard Mitigation Planning
The purpose of the All-Hazard Mitigation Plans are to devise and retain a strategy to reduce the impact of risks posed by disastrous natural events, such as tornadoes, ice storms, and floods. The plans must be updated by the counties and approved by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) every five years in order for the county and its jurisdictions to remain eligible for FEMA funding for current and ongoing hazard mitigation projects.
For additional information, or if you have a potential mitigation project, contact the SCOCOG offices at (417) 256-4226.
Countywide Surveys - 2017 Plan Updates
The following counties need your input on dangerous hazards and types of activities that should be considered to reduce future impacts. Your comments will be considered by your community's representatives on the planning committee as the plan is developed. Please take a few moments to answer the questions contained in your county's survey. Thank you for your participation.
Currently Approved Hazard Mitigation Plans
The links below will start a download for each county's plan. The files are large and downloading may take several minutes, depending on your connection.
COMMUNITY STORM SIREN LOCATION AND CONDITIONS REPORT
SCOCOG was awarded a CDBG Planning grant to engage in Strategic Hazard Mitigation Planning throughout the region. As part of this planning program, SCOCOG staff surveyed and mapped all community storm sirens in the seven county South Central Ozark region.
The dispersed population of the Missouri Ozarks makes it difficult, if not impossible, to achieve blanket coverage of siren warning systems. However, planning projects like this gives communities and counties the opportunity to strategically locate future storm sirens and target capital investments where the vulnerability is greatest.
Click the icon to view a PDF of the Siren Report: