Dunklin County Hazard Mitigation Plan Update Kickoff Meeting

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June 29,2023

Dunklin County Hazard Mitigation Plan Update Kickoff Meeting

Date: July 24, 2023

Time: 10:00 a.m.

Place: County Commission Meeting Chambers

Address: Dunklin County Courthouse, 100 Courthouse Ste 200, Kennett, MO 63857


On behalf of Dunklin County, you are invited to the Kick-Off Meeting to update the Dunklin County Multi-jurisdictional Hazard Mitigation Plan. The existing plan, approved by FEMA five years ago was developed in accordance with the Disaster Mitigation Act of 2000. To maintain eligibility for certain FEMA Hazard Mitigation Assistance grants, the Act requires jurisdictions to develop a plan to assess their risks to hazards and identify actions that can be taken in advance to reduce future losses. The law requires Hazard Mitigation Plans to be updated every five years. Your participation is a key element to the success of the plan update effort.


The hazard mitigation planning process is heavily dependent on the participation of representatives from local government agencies and departments, the public, and other stakeholder groups. A Hazard Mitigation Planning Committee will be formed to support this project and will include representatives from the County, cities, school districts, private-non-profit entities, business partners, academic institutions, and other local, state, and federal agencies acting in or serving Dunklin County.


At the kickoff meeting, we will discuss the benefits of updating the hazard mitigation plan, the project schedule, and all the hazards that affect Dunklin County, such as tornadoes, floods, extreme temperatures, severe winter weather, and more. Dunklin County requests your assistance in forwarding this invitation to others in your jurisdiction. Appropriate participants in the planning committee include, but are not limited to: emergency responders, county clerks, city clerks, elected officials, public works directors, floodplain managers, stormwater managers, county and city planners, economic development directors, GIS staff, business partners, private-non-profit representatives, school principals, school facilities directors, and school superintendents.


The Bootheel Regional Planning Commission has taken the lead in developing this plan. The points of contact are Christy LeGrand and Christine Young, Community Development Specialists. To successfully complete this project and ensure your organization is eligible for FEMA hazard mitigation assistance funding, we need your participation and input. Jurisdictions (including county and city governments and school districts) that do not participate in an approved Hazard Mitigation Plan are NOT eligible to apply for FEMA’s Hazard Mitigation Assistance grants.

Please confirm your attendance or provide contact information for your designated alternate by responding to Christy LeGrand at clegrand@bootrpc.com 


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