Hazard Mitigation

As a consequence of the January 2012 flood event, in order to qualify for federal relief assistance, the City was required to develop a Hazard Mitigation Plan. This is not a plan on how to RESPOND to a flood event, but a plan to try and help MITIGATE floods and/or their impacts in the future.

You may access the Marion County Multi-Jurisdictional Hazard Mitigation Plan below. 

Natural hazards increasingly occupy our national and regional media, while becoming an all too real event on the ground. From the flooding of Mill Creek, to the increasing dangers of wildfire, to the almost paralyzing concerns over Cascadia 350, studying, preparing for and living through disasters is becoming more and more a part of our lives.

The City of Turner has a series of basic operational plans that relate to trying to reduce natural hazards, but also create coordinated, effective responses when they happen. These plans are posted on this web page. Relative to their depth and complexity, they are updated on a regular basis. 

The natural hazards mitigation plan, is a federally mandated document. In order for any community to receive federal disaster assistance, it must be updated every five years. Turner’s original plan was passed in 2012, and then formally updated in 2017. The City also has a standing committee, made up of City personnel and Fire District staff, which reviews the plan's contents on a more regular basis.