Upcoming Events

September 2019

2 Labor Day- ULNRD Office Closed

12 Board Meeting- ULNRD Office @ 7pm CT


October 2019

10  Board Meeting- ULNRD Office @ 7 pm CT

14  Columbus Day- ULNRD Office Closed

26-27  Firearm Hunter Education 1-6 pm CT @ULNRD office


November 2019

11 Veteran's Day- ULNRD Office Closed

14 Board Meeting- ULRND Office @ 7 pm CT

28 Thanksgiving Day- ULNRD Office Closed

29 ULNRD Office Closed



Effort Being Led by the Upper Loup Natural Resources District (NRD) 

Thedford, Nebraska – For every $1 spent on hazard mitigation, $6 in post storm cleanup and rebuilding is saved, according to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and Institute of National Building Scientist. Proactive hazard mitigation planning allows a community to take actions to reduce or eliminate threats from natural and man-made disasters. To help guide future hazard mitigation projects, the Upper Loup NRD is undertaking an effort to update their current Hazard Mitigation Plan, originally approved by FEMA in 2015. Hazard Mitigation Plans (HMP) are a requirement of the Disaster Mitigation Act of 2000, administered by FEMA, and once a community, county, or district is part of an approved plan they become eligible for up to a 75% cost share for a wide variety of projects listed in the plan. Hazard Mitigation Plans are required to be updated on a five-year cycle and the NRD’s HMP will expire in 2020.

A hazard mitigation plan is a publicly-guided document that identifies vulnerability to natural disasters such as flood, drought, earthquake, wildfire, winter storm, tornado/high wind storm, dam failure, etc. The plan sets goals, establishes mitigation alternatives, and prioritizes projects which may alleviate potential damages to property and provide protection when future disasters occur.

This planning effort is being guided by a Planning Team consisting of representatives from the NRD; county emergency management; Nebraska Department of Natural Resources (NDNR); and the Nebraska Emergency Management Agency (NEMA). Public input will be gathered throughout the duration of the plan development through online tools and public meetings. All communities, counties, school districts, and taxing authorities within the NRD are eligible to participate.

The NRD has hired JEO Consulting Group, Inc. (JEO) to assist with the plan development over the next 12 to 18 months. This hazard mitigation plan update is funded by a FEMA planning grant. The cost is shared 75% through federal funding and 25% through a local match. For this plan update the Upper Loup NRD is providing the 25% local match.

For more information on this planning effort, contact Brooke Welsh at 402-435-3080 or by email at, or contact Lexi Hingtgen at 308-645-2250 or by email at


Helpful Information to Get Involved:

HMP Flyer


Public Review of HMP:

Hazard Mitigation Plan Upfront

Blaine County Appendix

Hooker County Appendix

Logan County Appendix

Thomas County Appendix

Village of Hyannis Appendix

Special Districts Appendix- NRD and Schools


Visit the project website here.