The 2016 Jasper/Newton Bi-County Hazard Mitigation Plan has been reviewed in compliance with FEMA standards required by Disaster Mitigation Act of 2000 (DMA 2000), P.L. 106-390.
The Jasper/Newton Bi-County Hazard Mitigation Stake holders determined that the implementation process should be coordinated within a nascent organization called the Harry S. Truman Coordinating Council (HSTCC )Area Hazard Mitigation Committee (which will consist of County Commissioners, County Emergency Management Director, municipal public officials, fire protection, law enforcement, emergency, and public health officials).
This Committee will convene to move through this plan so to implement and initiate the Hazard Mitigation Plan’s actions and coordinate all the grants through SEMA by recommending which projects warrant priority based upon the analysis of this Plan and their participation there within.
This process has been completed for this update period. Yearly, a meeting will be convened to review the plan. This plan is current through 2021.
The 2016 Jasper/Newton Bi-County Hazard Mitigation Plan is available online by clicking HERE.