Clackamas County is currently in the process of updating its Natural Hazards Mitigation Plan (NHMP), which will help the county plan for actions that can lessen the impact of disasters. The plan allows the county to identify risks associated with natural disasters, and work on long-term strategies for protecting people and property. In addition to being a proactive step in reducing risks, having a plan is a condition for receiving certain types of funding from FEMA, the Federal Emergency Management Agency. The funding can help with a variety of projects to mitigate risks, for example retrofitting roads, bridges, culverts and other structures to prevent recurring damage from winter storms or flooding.
Proposed 2019 NHMP plan for Commission review
The 2018-2019 plan update includes the following changes:
- Updating new information for completed risk reduction projects, plans, and improved characterizations of emerging hazards, such as drought, extreme heat, and other climate change-related impacts.
- Improve the risk assessment section through an enhanced assessment of lifeline infrastructure systems.
- Better integrate NHMP information in related county plans and planning documents.
- The County is also forging partnerships with several local watershed councils to promote collaborations between floodplain management, stream, improved natural stream function, and habitat restoration.
- The Sandy River Basin Watershed Council
- North Clackamas Urban Watersheds Council
- Greater Oregon City Watershed Council
NHMP Plan April 2013
Table of Contents
Volume I: Basic Mitigation Plan
- Executive Summary
- Section 1: Introduction
- Section 2: Risk Assessment
- Section 3: Mitigation Strategy
- Section 4: Implementation and Maintenance
Volume II: Hazard Analysis
Volume III: City Addenda
- Volume III Introduction
- Happy Valley
- Johnson City
- Lake Oswego
- Oregon City
- West Linn
Volume IV: Mitigation Resources
- Appendix A: Action Item Forms
- Appendix B: Planning and Public Process
- Appendix C: Community Profile
- Appendix D: Economic Analysis
- Appendix E: Regional Hazard Mitigation Public Opinion Survey
- Appendix F: Vulnerability Analysis Table
- Appendix G: Grant Programs
- Appendix H: Clackamas County Community Wildfire Protection Plan