Emergency Management

The mission of Yamhill County Emergency Management is to provide a program that educates County residents in the Mitigation of, Preparedness for, Response to and Recovery from all hazards either natural or manmade.

Yamhill County seeks additional public input on update to Natural Hazard Mitigation Plan

(Posted July 14, 2020)

Yamhill County is currently in the process of updating their existing Natural Hazard Mitigation Plan (NHMP). This work is being performed in cooperation with the University of Oregon’s Community Service Center - Oregon Partnership for Disaster Resilience and the Oregon Military Department’s Office of Emergency Management utilizing funds obtained from the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) Pre-Disaster Mitigation Grant Program. With re-adoption of the plan, Yamhill County will maintain its eligibility to apply for federal funding towards natural hazard mitigation projects. This local planning process includes a wide range of representatives from city and county government, emergency management personnel, and outreach to members of the public in the form of an electronic survey. This NHMP also affects the cities of Amity, Carlton, Dayton, McMinnville, Newberg, Sheridan, Willamina, and Yamhill.

A natural hazard mitigation plan provides communities with a set of goals, action items, and resources designed to reduce risk from future natural disaster events. Engaging in mitigation activities provides jurisdictions with a number of benefits, including reduced loss of life, property, essential services, critical facilities, and economic hardship; reduced short-term and long-term recovery and reconstruction costs; increased cooperation and communication within the community through the planning process; and increased potential for state and federal funding for recovery and reconstruction projects.

The electronic draft is available here; to submit any comments or questions you have regarding the draft plan, please email Brian Young, Yamhill County Emergency Manager emergencymanagement@co.yamhill.or.us

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