The mission of the Lake County Office of Emergency Management (LCOEM) is to coordinate the all-hazards mitigation, preparedness, response, and recovery for natural or man made local emergencies and disasters; and assist with regional, state, and Federal emergencies and disasters.
Emergency Management: Comprehensive Emergency Management is designed to coordinate the mitigation, preparedness, response, and recovery of local, county, state, and Federal resources and agencies in a natural or man made emergency or declared disaster. Emergencies are dealt with everyday. When local resources become taxed, emergency management can help facilitate and coordinate mutual aid requests and disaster relief efforts. The Lake County Emergency Operations Plan, and other regional, state and Federal plans are the blueprint to give guidance during an emergency or disaster.
The Pre-Disaster Mitigation Planning Process: Lake County Office of Emergency Management is beginning the process of assembling an All Hazards Pre-Disaster Mitigation Plan. The Plan is being compiled to assist in reducing and mitigating future losses from natural and man-made hazard events. The plan will profile each hazard and outline historical hazard events while analyzing the potential impacts to the people, property, infrastructure and critical facilities in Lake County.
In order to submit projects to be funded for FEMA Pre-Disaster Mitigation (PDM), Flood Mitigation Assistance (FMA) and Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP) grants, FEMA requires that jurisdictions participate in this planning process and adopt the plan. Additionally, FEMA requires an approved and adopted plan prior to providing reimbursement should a significant disaster occur in Lake County.
It is the intent of the Office of Emergency Management to ensure that the mitigation plan is developed in an open manner involving community stakeholders and the community at large, that it is consistent with county, municipality and special district policies and is an accurate reflection of Lake County community values. An open public involvement process is essential to the development of an effective plan. The Lake County planning process will include an opportunity for the public to comment on the plan prior to its approval as well as attend an information briefing on the purpose and process of the Pre-Disaster Mitigation Plan.
See below for the PDM detailed briefing, overview document and Lake County hazard rankings.
Lake County Emergency Manager:
Mike K. McHargue
505 Harrsion Ave
P.O. Box 917
Leadville, Colorado 80461
Phone: 719-486-3333 (Only when EOC is activated)
7x24 Phone: 719-486-1249
Mitigation Plans Meeting Overview
Local Mitigation Plan Presentation Part 1
Local Mitigation Plan Presentation Part 2
Lake County HVA
Lake County Hazard Identification and Risk Assessment Slides Part 1 Part 2
Lake County Hazard Identification and Risk Assessment Draft Part 1 Part 2 Part 3
Lake Office of Emergency Management will accept sealed proposals for development of a
Multi-Jurisdictional Natural Hazards Mitigation Plan View links below:
Lake County HIA Timeline
Lake County HIRA SOW