Bosque County Hazard Mitigation Action Plan
In 2011, Bosque County OEM received a Pre-Disaster Mitigation (PDM) Grant to complete the five year required update of the existing regional Hazard Mitigation Plan. The current update involves 7 jurisdictions. A draft copy of the 2015 Hazard Mitigation Action Plan has been submitted to FEMA for review.
The Bosque County Office of Emergency Management (OEM) would like to invite the public to review and provide comment on the draft Bosque County Hazard Mitigation Action Plan. The purpose of the Plan is to qualify for federal mitigation grants from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). A copy of the draft Plan is available to review on the County’s website, which may be found at www.bosquecounty.us In addition, a hardcopy of the draft Plan may be found at the County Judge’s office located in the county courthouse at 110 S. Main St, Meridian, Texas. Comments regarding the Plan may be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org using the form provided at the website or in person at the County Judge’s office. The Plan will be made available for public review and comment until August 21st, 2015.
For more information, please contact the OEM at 254-435-2807.
Frequently Asked Questions
Hazard Mitigation planning is a proactive effort to identify actions that can be taken to reduce the dangers to life and property from natural hazard events.
The Federal Disaster Mitigation Act of 2000 requires that a community have an approved hazard mitigation plan in order to qualify for federal funding from the following grant programs. Some of the grant programs available include:
• Pre-Disaster Mitigation Competitive (PDM-C)
• Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP)
• Flood Mitigation Assistance (FMA)
A hazard mitigation plan assesses the community’s risks and vulnerabilities to natural hazard events such as flooding, hurricanes, winter storms, and earthquakes. Each jurisdiction uses statewide data and information obtained directly from the community to make this assessment.
The plan includes a set of goals related to the overall goal of hazard mitigation planning, an assessment of existing mitigation measures, and a set of new mitigation measures that will serve to advance the plan goals. The plan update will also look at implementation progress that has been made on mitigation measures from the previous plan.
Public participation is very important to the hazard mitigation planning process. Bosque County has developed a Public Comment Form to allow the public to provide input and comments to the hazards in their communities. The draft version of the plan is posted above for review and comment. Download and print the Public Comment Form below and return the form to 110 S. Main St, Meridian Texas 76665