Five County Association of Governments seeking public comment for hazard plan update

The Five County Association of Governments is beginning an update of the region’s Multi-Jurisdictional Natural Hazard Mitigation Plan. This document provides Beaver, Kane, Iron, Garfield, and Washington Counties, and each of the incorporated Cities and Towns in the region, a mitigation strategy to protect property, infrastructure, economies, and people in these communities. The current plan, completed in 2017, will expire in Spring 2022.

Since adoption of the Natural Hazard Mitigation plan in 2017, The Five County Region has experienced several natural hazard events, including; flooding, severe storms, and wildfires. These events have caused over $3.6 million in property damage and 18 injuries to residents and visitors to the region.

The planning team will review these recent experiences as they develop a mitigation strategy to prevent and minimize the impacts of future hazard events. Your comments can help the planning team better understand the hazard history, mitigation needs in the region, and prioritize actions to address hazards impacts. Please review the plan and send us your comments to support the development of a community mitigation strategy.

If you have any questions, comments, or concerns, we invite you to contact the FCAOG Community Planner, Alyssa Gamble at agamble@fivecounty.utah.gov or at 435-673-3548 extension 117.

Five County Association of Governments Multi-Jurisdiction Natural Hazard Mitigation Plan – 5 Year Plan 2017-2022

We originally created this page to keep the Planning Team, Elected and Appointed Officials, and the General Public in the southwest region of Utah up to date on the planning process. The web page will now continue to be used to provide a means for all to access the current adopted plan.

Over an 18 month period (July 2015 – December 2016) the staff of the Five County Association of Governments worked with cities, towns and counties throughout this five-county region to develop the “Five County Association of Governments Multi-Jurisdiction Natural Hazard Mitigation Plan – Five Year Plan 2017-2022“.

The purpose developing and adopting a Natural Hazard Mitigation Plan is to reduce potential losses from future disasters by identifying natural hazards that impact our communities (i.e. flooding, wildfires, landslides, etc.) and plan and propose actions to reduce or eliminate potential losses from those hazards.

The Plan is a FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Agency) requirement for local jurisdictions to access federal hazard mitigation assistance.

Please use this link to view the current adopted plan:    Current NHMP Page 

NOTE:   THE PLAN, WHICH HAS BEEN APPROVED BY FEMA, PENDING ADOPTION, HAS BEEN PROMULGATED TO ALL ENTITIES WHICH PARTICIPATED IN THE PLAN’S DEVELOPMENT FOR ADOPTION BY FORMAL RESOLUTION OF EACH JURISDICTION’S GOVERNING BODY. ONCE ADOPTED BY AN ENTITY, THE PLAN WILL SERVE AS THAT ENTITY’S PLAN FOR THE NEXT 5 YEARS.