The State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) have approved the Atchison County Multi-jurisdictional Hazard Mitigation Plan Update. The plan will be in effect for five years and will expire February 27, 2025.

The Northwest Missouri Regional Council of Governments conducted meetings with city and county officials, emergency management agencies, school leaders, stakeholders and other interested individuals to update the hazard mitigation plan and reduce the negative impacts of natural hazards in the future. With an approved plan, Atchison County’s participating jurisdictions will be eligible for state hazard mitigation grant funding opportunities.

To view the plan, access it on the Regional Council’s website at www.nwmorcog.org. If you have any questions regarding the plan, email Cassie Hasekamp, Community & Environmental Planner, at cassie@nwmorcog.org.