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Hazard Mitigation: Electric Cooperatives

Natural hazards – such as tornadoes, snowstorms and drought – are likely to happen in the Mo-Kan region. While nothing can be done to stop them, communities can take steps to minimize injuries and property damage.

Hazard mitigation planning is the process authorized by the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act. Communities identify the hazards that present the greatest threats, assess their risks and vulnerabilities, then develop a strategy with goals to mitigate the potential effects.

In 2011, Mo-Kan worked with 3 Rural Electric Cooperatives to complete their chapters in a Multi-Jursidictional Hazard Mitigation Plan. Below are the draft chapters.

Cooperatives with Mo-Kan draft chapters in the Hazard Mitigation Plan:

  • Northwest Electric Power Cooperative (G&T)
  • Platte-Clay Electric Cooperative, Inc. 
  • United Electric Cooperative, Inc. 

Update: As of November 2012, the statewide Rural Electric Cooperative hazard mitigation plan is now complete and has been approved by FEMA and Missouri SEMA. The plan can be reviewed here:

Draft Documents:

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