Kansas Homeland Security Region G Hazard Mitigation Plan
Butler County, along with ten other counties in the South Central Region, recently participated in a project with the State of Kansas to update the "Region G" multi-jurisdictional Hazard Mitigation Plan (to make the project more "bite sized," the Homeland Security Regions were further divided into smaller planning regions). This new plan replaces the previous regional plan that expired in May of 2019. 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 (HMGP).
After several months of work by all parties involved, and following a thorough review by FEMA, the Region G plan has been approved and is undergoing the process of being adopted by the participating entities and jurisdictions. The plan can be viewed by clicking on the links below. Additionally, a physical copy is available for review at the Emergency Management office in Augusta (2100 N. Ohio).
Kansas Homeland Security Region G: Hazard Mitigation Plan 2019-2024