2022 NHMP Has Been Approved!

The State of Utah Department of Emergency Management (DEM) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) have approved the Five County Association of Governments Multi-Jurisdictional Natural Hazard Mitigation Plan. Communities in the region are in the process of adopting the plan by resolution, and once that has taken place those individual entities will receive approval from FEMA making them eligible to apply for pre-disaster mitigation grant funding.

The approved plan can be found here for review.

2022 Multi Jurisdictional Natural Hazard Plan Draft Available for Review and Public Comment

A 30-day comment period will commence on Tuesday, March 29 and will end on Thursday, April 28. The Five County Association of Governments (AOG) is seeking comment on the draft of the region’s Multi Jurisdictional Natural Hazard Mitigation Plan. The purpose of this plan is to increase community resilience to identified natural hazards through local action.

The plan may also be viewed in person at the AOG office at 1070 West 1600 South, Building B, St. George, UT 84770 Monday through Friday from 9 am to 5 pm.

Please contact Alyssa Gamble at agamble@fivecounty.utah.gov or 435-673-3548 extension 117 with any questions, comments, or concerns.

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.