Hazard Mitigation Planning
2020 All Hazard Mitigation Plan Update
The Kootenai County Office of Emergency Management (OEM) is excited to present a draft of the 2020 Hazard Mitigation Plan. The plan details the hazards and risks that have the potential to impact the County and potential strategies to mitigate these hazards. Kootenai County residents and the business community are invited to review and provide feedback on the plan.
For more information about this plan, please contact Rachel Irish at Rirish@kcgov.us or call the Kootenai County Office of Emergency Management at 208-446-1775.
What is the All Hazard Mitigation Plan?
The All Hazard Mitigation Plan (AHMP) serves as the strategy document for Kootenai County’s hazard mitigation program. This plan identifies the hazards affecting Kootenai County; analyzes risks and vulnerabilities, determines potential losses, and develops strategies to reduce impacts, with the ultimate goal of saving lives, reducing injuries, and decreasing financial losses. Mitigation measures range from public education and land use planning to specific construction actions that reduces hazard losses. The Kootenai County AHMP is revised every five years in compliance with appropriate laws and regulations.
Kootenai County, in conjunction with 33 partners, including representatives from the following and reviewed and updated the 2009 AHMP between August 2014 and June 2015:
- Citizens of Kootenai County
- Emergency Medical Services
- Fire Districts
- Highway Districts
- Law Enforcement
- Transportation Department
FEMA approved the 2015 plan pending adoptions by all partners August 10th, 2015.
The 2015 revision to the 2009 AHMP improves:
- Guides decision makers in prioritizing assistance to local entities
- Identifies potential funding resources
- Provides strategic direction to mitigate hazards
- Scientific information on natural hazards and human-caused threats
- Updates disaster events
Below is the Final Kootenai County 2015 Multi-Jurisdictional All Hazard Mitigation Plan Volumes 1 and 2 including all Jurisdictional Resolutions. In 2016 the Community Wildfire Prevention Plan was integrated into Chapter 15 of the KCHMP.