South Central Kansas (Homeland Security Region G) Multi-Hazard, Multi-Jurisdictional Mitigation Plan
Butler County, along with ten other counties in the South Central Region, recently participated in a project with the Kansas Division of Emergency Management to replace county-level hazard mitigation plans with a regional-level plan. As of the beginning of June 2014, the Region G plan has cleared FEMA approval and taken effect. This plan will expire on May 30, 2019. Over the next several months, the participating jurisdictions will go through the process of formally adopting the regional plan as their official hazard mitigation plan.
The purpose of this type of plan is to look at local hazards and historical disasters and identify ways to lessen or eliminate the impact of future disasters. Additionally, having an approved Hazard Mitigation Plan makes participating jurisdictions eligible to apply for funds under FEMA's Hazard Mitigation Grant Program.
South Central Kansas Region G Multi-Hazard, Multi-Jurisdictional Mitigation Plan