Multi‐Jurisdictional Multi‐Hazard Mitigation Plan Update 

Hazard Mitigation Documents

The 2021 Multi-Jurisdictional Multi-Hazard Mitigation Plan has been adopted by: The Fairbanks North Star Borough, the City of Fairbanks, and the City of North Pole.

The 2021 Multi-Jurisdictional Hazard Mitigation Plan (HMP) Update is a technical document that includes recommendations to the city councils, local utilities, and Borough assembly for projects that will help reduce the impact of natural hazards to our communities. Once the plan is approved by FEMA and adopted by each jurisdiction, the region will have access to grant funds and other assistance from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the State of Alaska. 

The plan profiles six natural hazards – cryosphere, seismic, flood, ground failure, severe weather, and wildland fire- assesses community vulnerability and risk associated with these hazards and presents mitigation strategies for each hazard in order to reduce or eliminate long-term risk to people and property.  Additionally, to further increase the resiliency of our communities, the plan update includes several all-hazard mitigation strategies. 

After a 30-day public comment period (1/11/21-2/12/21) and several public meetings, the 2021 Multi‐Jurisdictional Multi‐Hazard Mitigation Plan HMP Update was adopted by the Fairbanks North Star Borough, the City of Fairbanks, and the City of North Pole. The next step is to submit the draft plan to the State of Alaska Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Management for review and approval. Our region,  FEMA Region X will conduct the final review and approval of the HMP.

Events

January 11 - February 12, 2021. Public Comment Period open. Comments may be submitted online on this webpage. Written copies of the plan and hard copy comment forms are available at the Clerks offices of: the Fairbanks North Star Borough, the City of Fairbanks and the City of North Pole.

January 19, 2021 6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m. Public Open House held via Zoom. To register email emergencymanagement@fnsb.gov with HMP Open House as the subject line.

February 08, 2021 at 5:30 p.m. City of Fairbanks City Council work session. Held at the City Council Chambers at 800 Cushman. Details on CoF City Council meetings can be found here.

February 9, 2021 at 6:00 p.m. FNSB Planning Commission meeting via Zoom. To attend follow the directions in the Planning Commission Agenda

March 1, 2021 City of North Pole City Council. Visit the meetings page on the CoNP web site for details. Adopted by City of North Pole Resolution 21-3.

March 8, 2021 6:30 p.m. City of Fairbanks City Council meeting. Held at the City Council Chambers at 800 Cushman. Details on CoF City Council meetings can be found here. Adopted by City of Fairbanks Resolution No.  4958

March 11, 2021 at 6:00 p.m. FNSB Assembly meeting. Details on how to participate can be found here. Adopted by Fairbanks North Star Borough Resolution No. 2021-07.

Approved by FEMA on September 21, 2021.

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