Every five-years, the Five County Association of Governments (FCAOG) coordinates with 43 County, City, and Town jurisdictions to develop a Multi-Jurisdictional Natural Hazard Mitigation Plan (NHMP). This plan equips communities with a strategy to protect people and property from natural hazard events common to the area, including: Landslide, Problem Soils, Earthquake, Flooding, Wildfire, Drought, and Severe Weather.

The FCAOG has previously developed and recorded mitigation progress for three NHMPs in the region. A plan update process began in July 2020 to continue supporting Southwest Utah in hazard mitigation and planning efforts. This culminated in 2022 when the draft plan was submitted to the Utah Division of Emergency Management (DEM) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). The plan was approved by those agencies and is now being adopted, by resolution, by each participating entity. Once they have adopted the Plan they become eligible to apply to FEMA for pre-disaster mitigation grant funding to undertake projects to prevent or lesson the impact from natural hazards, with the goal of preventing those hazards from becoming a disaster.


Participate in the update process

If you have any questions, comments, or concerns, we invite you to contact the FCAOG Director of Community and Economic Development, Gary Zabriskie at gzabriskie@fivecounty.utah.gov or at 435-673-3548 extension 126.