2022 Update - Natural Hazard Mitigation Plan


Douglas County is updating its Natural Hazard Mitigation Plan (NHMP). As part of the update, the County will engage state, local and tribal leaders, along with other community members and stakeholders to help identify natural hazards and develop strategies to reduce the impacts of natural disasters. 

This NHMP update project website will provide frequent updates on the progress of the update process and provide opportunities for community input.

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The NHMP is a framework that guides decision-making and policy development around the reduction or elimination of risk to life and property resulting from drought, earthquake, flood, landslide, tsunami, wildfire, windstorm, and winter storm events. The Plan assesses our vulnerability and identifies specific actions and strategies to address threats. 

This NHMP update will engage state and local partners to understand risks from natural hazards and develop long-term strategies to reduce the impacts of disasters on people, property, and the environment. The NHMP addresses natural hazards impacts in unincorporated areas of the County and all 12 incorporated cities -- Canyonville, Drain, Elkton, Glendale, Myrtle Creek, Oakland, Reedsport, Riddle, Roseburg, Sutherlin, Winston, and Yoncalla. 


Natural disasters occur when natural hazard events greatly impact people, structures, and the environment. The ever increasing costs associated with natural disasters over the past decades have heightened interest in identifying and implementing effective means of reducing these impacts. 

Natural hazards mitigation planning is a process for identifying and understanding the hazards facing a jurisdiction and prioritizing actions the jurisdiction can take to reduce injuries and deaths; damage to buildings, critical facilities, and infrastructure; interruption in essential services; economic hardship; and environmental harm. Reducing impacts also speeds up recovery and lowers its cost. 

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) approves NHMPs that meet federal requirements at 44 CFR 201. Having a current, FEMA-approved NHMP establishes eligibility for certain FEMA grants that fund natural hazards mitigation planning and projects. Approval lasts five years. Douglas County’s current NHMP is valid through September 12, 2022. 


  • 2022 Update Kickoff  Steering Committee Meeting #1 - March 2, 2022
  • 2022 Update Steering Committee Meeting #2 - June 21, 2022
  • 2022 Update Steering Committee Meeting #3 - October 19, 2022

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  1. Joshua Shaklee

    Planning Director

  2. Planning

    Physical Address
    1036 SE Douglas Avenue
    Justice Building Room JB106
    Roseburg, OR 97470

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