The Atchison County Multi-jurisdictional Hazard Mitigation Plan Update Meeting #3, “Updating the Mitigation Strategy,” was held June 18, 2019, at the Velma Houts Building in Rock Port, Missouri.
Nine people attended the final public meeting to update the previous plan. Through the planning meetings, Atchison County and the Northwest Missouri Regional Council of Governments are working to update risk assessments and mitigation strategies for various natural hazards that impact Atchison County. The overall purpose is to identify mitigation measures to reduce or eliminate long-term risk from natural hazard events to the people and property in Atchison County.
This was the third and final planning meeting for Atchison County jurisdictions. The group discussed key issues from the risk assessment and participated in a facilitated discussion of the mitigation strategy including continuing mitigation actions identified in the previous plan as well as the development of new mitigation actions. In addition, plan maintenance and implementation details were discussed as to how to keep the plan up-to-date with annual reviews and integrate the mitigation strategy into other planning mechanisms.
Atchison County and the Northwest Missouri Regional Council of Governments appreciate everyone who took the time to come to these three planning meetings. The input from the public meetings is vital to the plan update. The data collection is nearly complete and the first draft of the 2020 Atchison County Multi-jurisdictional Hazard Mitigation Plan Update is scheduled to be posted at www.nwmorcog.org August 1, 2019, for a 30-day public review and comment period.