Morgan County Mitigation Plan


2017 Morgan County Multi-Hazard Mitigation Plan

Through a comprehensive planning process and risk assessment, this plan update continues a unified approach among all Morgan County communities for dealing with identified hazards and associated risk issues. It serves as a guide for local governments in their ongoing efforts to reduce community vulnerabilities. It also evaluates the 2010 plan, notes its successes and shortcomings, suggests adjustments, and introduces new measures to address the various hazards. Each hazard, natural and human-caused, that is viewed as a possible risk to Morgan County is described in detail; the vulnerability of the County and each jurisdiction to the hazards are addressed; goals, objectives, and mitigation strategies and actions are stated; and mitigation plans that direct each jurisdiction in the implementation and monitoring of the measures are included in the update.

The Morgan County Hazard Mitigation Planning Committee (HMPC) encourages the public, government agencies, colleges and universities, neighboring jurisdictions, businesses and industries, and others concerned with hazard mitigation to become involved in the process of updating the 2017 Morgan County, Alabama, Multi-Hazard Mitigation Plan. Please review the information presented here and contribute your ideas and recommendations for planning to make Morgan County communities safer. 

What is the 2017 plan update? 

The 2017 Plan is a multi-jurisdictional guide for all Morgan County communities. Participating jurisdictions include all unincorporated areas, the cities of Decatur and Hartselle and the towns of Falkville, Trinity, Priceville, Eva, and Somerville. This effort is led by the Morgan County Emergency Management Agency. This plan fulfills the requirements of the Federal Disaster Mitigation Act of 2000 (DMA 2000) as administered by the Alabama Emergency Management Agency (AEMA) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Region IV. 

The Morgan County Hazard Mitigation Planning Committee

The Hazard Mitigation Planning Committee (HMPC) convenes regularly to oversee the drafting of the plan update. Meetings are open to the public and all interested agencies. Committee representatives participate in plan exercises and other activities throughout the planning process. In the end, the Hazard Mitigation Planning Committee will approve the final draft plan and recommend its adoption to all participating jurisdictions and agencies, following FEMA approval.