The City of Medford is currently in the process of updated the existing Natural Hazard Mitigation Plan (NHMP). Please click here to view the updated draft Medford NHMP and provide your comments to firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday, July 8.
Draft Medford NHMP(PDF, 10MB)
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.
This work is being performed in cooperation with the University of Oregon’s Institute for Policy Research and Engagement - Oregon Partnership for Disaster Resilience and the Oregon Department of Emergency Management utilizing funds obtained from the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) Hazard Mitigation Grant Program.
With re-adoption of the plan, Medford will maintain its eligibility to apply for federal funding towards natural hazard mitigation projects.