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Multi-Hazard Mitigation Plan

Mike Baughman, Director
701 N. 7th St B-20
Phone: 913-573-6300
Emergencies, Call 911
Email: mbaughman@wycokck.org

Office Hours: Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Wyandotte County Planning Committee Seeks Public Input on Mitigation Plan

 

 Tornado 2
Kansas Tornados

 Kansas City Flood of 1951
Great Flood of 1951 

 Severe Ice Storm
Severe Ice Storm

 

Plan Information will be available as follows from November 19th through December 3rd, 2009:

  • Click here to download a Plan Summary for review
  • Click the following links to view each chapter of the Wyandotte County Multi-Hazard Mitigation Plan:

 

   

 

Wyandotte County, the Board of Public Utilities, the incorporated cities, school districts, hospitals, water and drainage districts, private non-profits, and other special districts worked together to develop the Wyandotte County Multi-Hazard Mitigation Plan.  The purpose of this plan is to develop a strategy to reduce the vulnerability of people and property in the County to the impacts of natural, man-made and technological hazards and to become eligible for mitigation funding programs from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). 

The plan addresses a comprehensive list of  22 hazards-ranging from flooding to hazardous materials, tornados, and severe winter weather -and assesses the likely impacts of these hazards to communities in Wyandotte County. It also sets goals and prioritizes actions to reduce the impacts of future disasters on people and property in the County. 

We would like your input on this important plan, which must be approved by the governing bodies of each participating jurisdiction, the State of Kansas, and FEMA. Your comments will be considered by the Hazard Mitigation Planning Committee and incorporated into the plan, as appropriate. 

From November 19-December 3, 2009, the final draft plan will be available for your review at the following locations:

Name  Location
Argentine Library 2800 Metropolitan Ave. Kansas City, KS 66106   
Mr. and Mrs. F.L. Schlagle Library 4051 West Drive, Wyandotte County Lake Park KCK 66109      
KCK Main Library 625 Minnesota Ave. Kansas City, KS 66101  
Turner Community Library 831 South 55th Street Kansas City, KS 66106  
West Wyandotte Library 1737 N. 82nd St. Kansas City, KS 66112    
Bonner Springs City Library 200 E. Third Street Bonner Springs, KS 66012   
City of Bonner Springs Kansas 205 East 2nd Street Bonner Springs, KS 66012  
City of Edwardsville Kansas 690 South 4th Street Edwardsville, KS  66111

Please respond with any comments in one of the following ways by December 3, 2009: 

  • Mail  comments to: C.L. Webb, Jr., Assistant Director Wyandotte County Emergency Management, 701 N 7th Street Room B-20 Kansas City, Ks 66101 913.573.6300
  • Email comments to: clwebb@wycokck.org
  • Mail comments to: Laurie Bestgen AMEC Earth and Environmental
  • Email comment to: laurie.bestgen@amec.com

Wyandotte County Emergency Management has taken the lead to coordinate development of this plan under the direction of Emergency Management Director, Bob Evans. Mr. Evans has drawn on the expertise of consultants with AMEC Earth and Environmental, Inc., a firm that specializes in hazard mitigation and emergency management. 

Feedback from the public will be used to inform the final plan. Upon approval by the Kansas Division of Emergency Management and FEMA, the plan will be presented to the Wyandotte County Commissioners, City Councils and other governing entities of each participating jurisdiction for formal adoption.

For more information on this project, contact:

C.L. Webb, Jr., Assistant Director 
Wyandotte County Emergency Management 
913-573-6300 
Email:
clwebb@wycokck.org




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