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Hazard Mitigation Meeting #2

August 3

Subject: Ripley County Multi-jurisdictional Hazard Mitigation Plan Update Meeting #2


On behalf of Ripley County, you are invited to the second planning meeting to update the Ripley County Multi-jurisdictional Hazard Mitigation Plan.  Through the planning meetings, we are working to update risk assessments and mitigation strategies for various hazards and threats that impact Ripley County.  The overall purpose is to identify mitigation measures to reduce or eliminate long-term risk to the people and property within your jurisdiction.



Ripley County Multi-jurisdictional Hazard Mitigation Plan Update Meeting #2

Draft Risk Assessment Overview and Review/Update Mitigation Goals

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Meeting Time: 10:00a.m. 

Place:  Ripley County Caring Communities Building

Address:  209 West Highway Street, Doniphan




The first planning meeting for this effort was held on Tuesday, July 12.  As we discussed in the first meeting, the goal of this effort is to develop a comprehensive update to the existing Ripley County Multi-jurisdictional Hazard Mitigation Plan. This plan will ensure a coordinated approach to develop mitigation strategies and to work towards lessening the impact of hazards and threats in Ripley County.  The Disaster Mitigation Act of 2000 requires counties, municipalities, school districts, and other jurisdictions to participate in an approved Hazard Mitigation Plan to be eligible for certain federal hazard mitigation funding programs.  To qualify as a participant in the plan, authorized representatives from each jurisdiction must participate in development of the plan update.  It is essential for your jurisdiction to send at least one individual to the planning meeting detailed above.  If you will be unable to attend, please ensure that someone else from your jurisdiction is designated to attend. 


During this meeting, a summary will be provided of the draft risk assessment.  Participants will be requested to contribute to the review. They will also help update the plan goals that provide the basis for the mitigation strategy portion of the plan.  The planning committee will also begin the process of updating of the status of each hazard mitigation action that was included in the previous Hazard Mitigation Plan for Ripley County.


The Ozark Foothills Regional Planning Commission has taken the lead in developing this plan. The point of contact is Matt Winters, Associate Director.  To successfully complete this project and ensure your organization is eligible for FEMA hazard mitigation assistance funding, we need your participation and input. 


Please confirm your attendance or provide contact information for your designated alternate by responding to Matt Winters or Samantha Rodgers at (573) 785-6402 or or


Thank you,




Matt Winters

Associate Director

Ozark Foothills Regional Planning Commission


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