Previous Project Description

 Coordinating Agency


Partner with other federal and state agencies to support the 100-year base flood elevation design of roadways. Seek funding from these agencies to elevate existing at risk roadways through the county. N/A Not completed, re-listed in new plan 1.6.1

Coordinate with the West Virginia Division of Highways to create more contracts for emergency snow removal. Increase the amount of snow removal equipment on county routes to speed up snow removal process. N/A Completed, on-going 2.1.1 & 2.1.2

Distribute the brochure " Getting Ready "A Family Emergency Guide to appropriate agencies and organizations throughout Mingo County. N/A Completed

Partner to develop an early warning system for multi-hazards with federal, state and local agencies and organizations. N/A Completed Provide information on what to do if severe winds or a tornado should occur in Mingo County. Make certain that this information is available at the public libraries for the citizens. N/A Completed

Promote any new construction and or roof remodeling must withstand 90 miles per hour wind load building code. N/A Completed, on-going 4.2.1

Promote DEP storm water management permitting, at the municipal level, that regulates any land disturbance and development over one acre to provide for land stabilization through storm water management techniques. Have the county commission make a proclamation requiring all building sites be permitted and an inspection officer must be provided for enforcement. Inspect all sites to be sure every effort is made according to plan. To be sure plot is shelved and all instructions are printed and made available to the public. N/A Not completed, re-listed 5.1.1

Work with the Department of Forestry to coordinate efforts to promote re-seeding after lumber extraction projects. N/A Removed as private companies are responsible for re-seeding

Develop an informational brochure explaining the potential for earthquakes, as well as the potential damages from those earthquakes. The brochure should include information on measures to take to safe-proof homes and other structures from the potential effects of earthquakes. Provide this information at the public libraries for the public to view. N/A Removed from list, not deemed a threat

Develop a bulk water system that can be moved where it is needed in severe drought conditions. Make certain that the backup water supply system for municipalities are operational. N/A Completed, PSD expansion projects 7.1.1

Need to develop a system between county residents, commercial business, and municipalities. The need is the same for flooding contamination of potable water resources. N/A Re-addressed with project 7.1.1

Develop a GIS based database that will help identify the areas of potential land subsidence. Have this mapping product available for the Mingo County All Hazard Map. This can be utilized to protect against future improper development. 35 counties in WV are rated with the WV Board of Risk and Insurance Management for $ 75,000. per structure for structures with sinkhole problems. N/A Not completed, 9.1.1

Previous Project Description Coordinating Agency Status

Build partnerships with local media and providing technical assistance to help them better report, to the public, on how to protect themselves and their property against hailstorms. N/A Completed, on-going utilization of WARN System

Develop relationship with newspaper and TV. Have them report on this hazard during the fire season. Put literature in the public libraries that will be available to the public and they can reference in regard to what to do about wildfires. N/A Completed, on-going 8.1.1

Put literature in the public libraries that will be available to the public and they can reference in regard to what to do about hurricanes. N/A Removed threat n/a Support the development of an early warning system for allhazards. N/A Completed

Inventory power lines that are at risk from potential downed tree limbs that could knock out power. N/A Removed as power companies are responsible for this task Develop a database of at risk citizens with health problems ( ex: oxygen requirements )that need electricity. Coordinate with American Electric Power Company to service these at risk citizens first after a power outage. N/A Removed from list due to privacy concerns, power companies maintain their own list of special needs customers

Develop a network of emergency shelters throughout the county that are strategically located to reach the majority of citizens and are adequately stocked with supplies and backup generator power for all hazards. N/A Completed

Seek funding to coordinate qualified Ham operators to assist in disasters. Make certain that wireless communication is operational for hazard events. N/A Completed, on-going 11.1.1

Develop and distribute an informational brochure to all governmental, state, and critical facilities describing the proper policies and procedures to be conducted in the event of a bomb threat.

N/A Not completed, re-listed 12.1.1

Find funding for caller ID for all schools in the county. N/A Removed/Not necessary or beneficial Coordinate with local officials and representatives from organizations holding tier II permits to produce a more detailed plan on how to handle spills and evacuation procedures. N/A Completed, new projects for Hazmat- 13.1.1 &13.1.2

Develop a partnership with appropriate parties that are stakeholders in the monitoring and general condition of dams throughout Mingo County. Provide technical and manpower support to evaluate the status of these dams and report to the Core Planning Team on a yearly basis. Better Early Warning System needed for potential Dam Failures.

Special monitoring programs for the Tug Valley Prep Plant Impoundment structure ID # 10 in Hazard Mapping and all other facilities on page 23 of the Risk Assessment. N/A Completed, on-going 14.1.1



[The mitigation strategy shall include a] section that identifies and analyzes a comprehensive range of specific mitigation actions and projects being considered to reduce the effects of each hazard, with particular emphasis on new and existing buildings and infrastructure.

As discussed in Section 3.0, Mingo County’s core planning team has developed an extensive list of mitigation projects. Section 3.0 presents those projects determined by committee members and local government representatives (and reviewed by the general public) to be the most beneficial to hazard mitigation in Mingo County. A total of 5 jurisdictions are covered by this document. *NOTE: Some of the projects affecting these jurisdictions do not have to be completed directly by them. For example, many projects speak to the need to offer training. If training is offered anywhere in the county, multiple jurisdictions could benefit. The following list details the projects that will benefit each jurisdiction in Mingo County. A brief discussion on how “joint” projects will enhance mitigation throughout all of the jurisdictions involved in this plan is also included.

Mingo County

Project 1.3.4: Continue to utilize and enforce local Floodplain Management Ordinance

Project 1.3.5: Enforce the countywide permitting process that will require residents and/or developers to file a permit with the county before beginning any new construction as a means of regulating floodplain development.

Project 1.4.1: Provide information to the leaders in Mingo County about federal and state agency’s pro-active programs in order to promote a safer Mingo County.

Project 1.6.1: Work with the WVDOH to design road construction to elevate at risk roadways.

Project 3.1.2: Continue monitoring and maintenance of the “Early Warning System”.

Project 4.1.1: Use the WARN system in place to alert residents ofpossible high wind/tornado conditions.

Project 4.2.1: Enforce county-wide building codes that model the statewide 90-mph wind load rating.

Project 5.1.1: Countywide building permits, which will regulate land disturbances over one acre to include storm water management. Mitigate projects to address landslides throughout the county

Project 6.1.1: Maximize use of WARN system

Project 7.1.1: Continue expansion of Public Service Districts water supplied areas.

Project 8.1.1: Continue distributing information concerning the leading causes of wildfires and steps the general public can take to

avoid starting wildfires.

Project 9.1.1: Implement plans to address identified areas in Mingo County that need improvement and/or protection if possible.

Project 9.1.2: Work with Pocahontas Land Management to clean up affected areas.

Project 9.1.3: Begin development of ordinances for industries within the county starting any new development of land areas.

Project 10.1.1: Provide information to the citizens of Mingo County identifying where shelter is provided during extended utility outages.

Project 11.1.1: Continue to train HAM operators for emergency operations. Continue development of communication infrastructure. (i.e Cellular towers and digital radio network)

Project 12.1.1: Make the public aware of how to prepare for a bomb threat and who to contact if there is a threat.

Project 13.1.1: Make the public aware of hazardous materials and what they can do if they spill, and evacuation plans for citizens of Mingo County. Continue to support training for First Responders.

Project 13.1.2: Continue to maintain mutual aid agreements with Logan and Boone Counties.

Project 14.1.1: Continue to coordinate the monitoring and testing of dams in Mingo County with the Core Planning Team, so the local governments and the county commission can be informed as to the safety status of these dams.

All Jurisdictions

Project 1.1.1: Develop a plan to monitor and clean storm water drainage systems within municipalities.

Project 1.3.2: Maintain enforcement of building codes (municipalities) and educate citizens about hazards.

Project 2.1.1: Maintain agreements with surrounding counties for help with snow removal.

Project 2.2.2: Identify possible funding source for purchase of county snow clearing/removal equipment.

Project 1.3.3: Promote the purchasing of flood insurance through public education of where flood prone areas are located.

Project 5.1.2: Identify worst areas within municipalities and develop plans for structural enhancements or property buyouts.

Town of Delbarton

Project 1.3.1: Continue to provide training, technical assistance, education, and outreach opportunities for Mingo County, its

municipalities and its citizenry in support of the National Flood Insurance Program and their local floodplain ordinances and floodplain management responsibilities.

Town of Gilbert

Project 1.5.1: Apply awarded funding and remove structures through Federal buyout programs.

Town of Kermit

Project 1.2.1: Continue coordinating with the WVDOH to conduct culvert inspections/cleaning throughout the county. Protect bridges and roadways from flooding hazards

Town of Matewan

Project 3.1.1: Update and distribute an informational brochure describing the proper safety procedures to carry out during a severe thunderstorm.

City of Williamson

Project 1.6.2: Implement road and walkway improvement plans for areas at higher risk of collapse.

Project 1.7.1: Prioritize replacement/reinforcement of at risk structures such as retaining walls within the county.

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