The effects from several natural and man-made hazards may directly impact the safety and well being of residents of Pondera County. Historically, Pondera County residents have dealt with floods, high winds, severe summer storms (with damaging thunderstorms and hail), harsh winter storms (with extreme cold, wind, and blizzards), wildfires, drought, hazardous material incidents, and transportation accidents (highway and railroad). While most hazards cannot be eliminated, the effects from them can be mitigated.
Pondera County completed a Pre-Disaster Mitigation (PDM) Plan in 2004, which was adopted in 2005, to help guide and focus hazard mitigation activities. The County, working together with Tetra Tech Inc., has prepared this update to their PDM Plan update to satisfy the requirement that PDM Plans be updated every five years. The updated Pondera County PDM Plan profiles significant hazards to the community and identifies mitigation projects that can reduce those impacts. The purpose of the updated PDM Plan is to promote sound public policy designed to protect residents, critical facilities, infrastructure, private property, and the environment from natural and man-made hazards. The updated Pondera County PDM Plan includes resources and information to assist residents, organizations, local government, and others interested in participating in planning for natural and manmade hazards.
To learn more about the Pre-Disaster Mitigation Plan for Pondera County, contact LeAnn Hermance.
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