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Sumner County
Multi-Jurisdiction Mitigation Plan 2010
Sumner County, and jurisdictions in the County have worked together to develop the Sumner County Multi-Hazard
Mitigation Plan. The purpose of this plan is to develop a strategy to reduce the vulnerability of people and property
in the County to the impacts of natural hazards and to become eligible for mitigation funding programs from the
Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).

The plan addresses a comprehensive list of natural hazards - ranging from flooding to tornadoes, severe winter
weather, and drought - and assesses the likely impacts of these hazards to communities in Sumner County. It also
sets goals and prioritizes activities to reduce the impacts of future disasters on people and property in the County.
Sumner County Plans
Sumner County Emergency Operations Plan
This Sumner County Emergency Operations Plan has been developed to establish policies, guidelines, and
procedures that will provide elected and appointed officials, administrative personnel, various governmental
departments, and volunteer agencies with the information required to function - as a team - to insure a timely and
organized response to situations arising from incidents that have or could become disasters.
The purpose of a hazards analysis plan is to identify the potential hazards facing a community - whether they are
natural, technological or national security related.  The
plan follows a three-step decision making process and is
designed to consider all potential hazards within the planning district and to identify which hazards are of high
priority and should be addressed in the emergency planning process.  The three components or processes of
the plan include:

  Hazards Identification – Typically provides specific information on situations that have the potential for
  causing injury to life or damage to property and the environment due to a hazardous materials spill or release.

  Vulnerability Analysis – Identifies areas in the community that may be affected or exposed, individuals in the
  community who may be subject to injury or death from certain specific hazardous materials, and what facilities,
  property, or environment may be susceptible to damage should a hazardous materials release occur.

  Risk Assessment – An assessment by the community of the likelihood (probability) of an accidental release
  of a hazardous material and the actual consequences that might occur based on the estimated vulnerable
  zones. The risk analysis is a judgment of probability and severity of consequences based on the history of
  previous incidents, local experience, and the best available current technological information.

Preparation of this plan has been conducted under the planning guidance outlined in the National Response
Team’s (NRT) 2001 Hazardous Materials Emergency Planning Guide (NRT-1), and the U.S. Environmental
Protection Agency’s Chemical Emergency Preparedness Program “Green Book” supplemental guidance entitled
“Technical Guidance for Hazardous Analysis.”  

Until further notice, requests for information related to industry storage reporting, layouts and emergency
operating plans covered under the Superfund Amendments and Reauthorization Act (SARA) Title III will be
reviewed by the Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC) on a case by case basis for determining
applicability of K.S.A § 45-221(12) of the Kansas Open Records Act which states “Records of emergency or
security information or procedures of a public agency, or plans, drawings, specifications or related information for
any building or facility which is used for purposes requiring security measures in or around the building or facility
or which is used for the generation or transmission of power, water, fuels or communications, if disclosure would
jeopardize security of the public agency, building or facility.”
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