Printed on Jan 26, 2015 @ 12:22 AM
The Benton County Board of Commissioners recently adopted the newly-revised Natural Hazard Mitigation Plan, after FEMA approval of the plan. This 2011 update was conducted by a regional partnership funded by the Federal Emergency Management Agency's Pre-Disaster Mitigation Competitive Grant Program. The Mid/Southern Willamette Valley Region grant was awarded to support the development of natural hazard mitigation plans for the region. The region's planning process utilized a seven-step planning process, plan framework, and plan development support provided by the Oregon Natural Hazards Workgroup at the University of Oregon
Benton County's Hazard Mitigation Workgroup, working in partnership with Oregon Partnership for Disaster Resilience, will continue to maintain, update, and revise the Natural Hazard Mitigation Plan. The next update will occur on the standard five year cycle as required by FEMA. The 2011 Benton County Natural Hazard Mitigation Plan is available electronically through the links below:
You are welcome to use any or all parts of this booklet for yourself or your organization. This booklet may not be sold. We only request that you send us a copy of your final product so that we can exchange ideas and share the benefit of your suggestions for improvement. Mail to: Benton County Emergency Management, 180 NW 5th Street, Corvallis, OR 97330. Thank you.
The Emergency Management Office plans and directs emergency procedures to protect citizens from natural and human-caused disasters. We work on preparedness for emergencies including emergency response training and exercises and maintaining an Emergency Communications Center where response agencies coordinate actions and allocate resources in an emergency.