Uinta County Mitigation Plan 2016

August 29, 2016 – Would you like to learn more about what Lincoln, Sweetwater and Uinta counties are doing to minimize the impacts of floods, dam failures, wildfires, hazardous materials incidents, and other hazards? A draft of the Regional Hazard Mitigation Plan is being made available for public review and comment. The plan assesses risks posed by natural and man-made hazards, identifies ways to reduce those risks, and allows each county to be eligible for mitigation grant funding from FEMA. County planning teams, including representatives from all municipalities, developed the plan over the past 6 months with assistance from a consultant, Amec Foster Wheeler. The plan identifies hazard mitigation goals and mitigation projects for the counties, with the intent of reducing losses from hazard events before they occur again. A series of public workshops were held during the planning process to solicit input on the hazards and ideas for mitigation projects. The counties in the Region are now soliciting public comment the plan before it is finalized and submitted for FEMA review and approval.

The comment period will be August 30 – September 9, 2016.

The plan can be accessed at the following websites: http://wy-uintacounty2.civicplus.com/DocumentCenter/View/3878 Wyoming Region 4 Plan and http://wy-uintacounty2.civicplus.com/DocumentCenter/View/3879 Uinta County Annex

Hardcopies will also be available for review upon request through the Lincoln County Office of Emergency Management, the Sweetwater County Emergency Management Agency, or Uinta County Emergency Management.

For more information, please county contact your local county emergency management coordinator:

Lincoln County: Jay Hokanson at (307) 877-7543 or jhokanson@lcwy.org

Sweetwater County: Judy Roderick at (307) 922-5371 or roderickj@sweet.wy.us

Uinta County: Kim West at (307) 783-0327 or kiwest@uintacounty.com