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Mitigation Program


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A mitigation plan is a document created to identify the hazards that may affect the area and quantify the jurisdictions’ vulnerability to those hazards. Once the vulnerability has been calculated, jurisdictions identify methods they can use to reduce their vulnerability to area hazards. An updated and approved mitigation plan is required to apply for and receive funding for mitigation projects. These projects are designed to mitigate the effect of a hazard and may include projects like safe rooms, flood buy-outs and many others. In 2009 the mitigation plan covered 17 hazards within categories of natural and man-made hazards. The new plan, created in 2015, incorporates a third section creating a total of 30 hazards in Natural, Technological, and Human-Caused categories.

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Mitigation Hazards 2015


Natural Technological Human-Caused

Weather:

  • Damaging Wind
  • Drought
  • Extreme Cold
  • Extreme Heat
  • Flood
  • Hail
  • Ice and Snow
  • Lightning
  • Tornado

Other:

  • Animal Disease
  • Communicable Disease
  • Earthquake
  • Land Subsidence (Sinkholes)
  • Wildfire
  • Airplane Crash
  • Cave/Mine Collapse
  • Dam Failure
  • Hazardous Materials
  • Power Failure
  • Train Derailment
  • Urban Fire
  • Biological
  • Chemical
  • Civil Unrest
  • Cyber
  • Explosives
  • Nuclear
  • Radiological
  • Sabotage
  • Targeted Violence
  • Waste

Mission Statement

The Springfield-Greene County Emergency Management Program along with community stakeholders strives to be a national model of best practices in mitigation, preparedness, response, and recovery against high-impact events to reduce loss of life, damage to property and harm to the environment. The Springfield-Greene County Emergency Management Program promotes enhanced regionalization of emergency management across southwest Missouri.

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Contact Us

Office of Emergency Management Greene County Public Safety Center
330 W Scott Street
Springfield, MO 65802
(417) 869-6040 (417) 869-6654 oeminfo@greenecountymo.gov

Monday-Friday 8:00 am to 4:30 pm (except holidays). A staff member assigned as Duty Officer maintains an on-call, 24/7 status.

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