High Country Regional
Hazard Mitigation Plan
Every five years the High Country Regional Hazard Mitigation Plan is required by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to be reviewed and updated. One of the standards prescribed for updating the plan is to extend an opportunity for the community to participate in a public survey. Take a moment to participate by completing the short 26 question survey!
Please click HERE to participate in the survey for the High Country Regional Hazard Mitigation Plan.
The purpose of the High Country Regional Hazard Mitigation Plan is to:
- Merge the existing Alleghany, Ashe, Watauga, and Wilkes County hazard mitigation plans into one regional plan;
- Complete update of existing plans to demonstrate progress and reflect current conditions;
- Increase public awareness and education;
- Maintain grant eligibility for participating jurisdictions;
- Update plans in accordance with Community Rating System (CRS) requirements; and
- Maintain compliance with state and federal legislative requirements for local hazard mitigation plans.
Jurisdictions in the High Country Regional Hazard Mitigation Plan:
Alleghany County Sparta Ashe County Lansing Jefferson West Jefferson Watauga County Beech Mountain Blowing Rock Boone Seven Devils Wilkes County North Wilkesboro Ronda Wilkesboro