Multi‐Jurisdictional Multi‐Hazard Mitigation Plan Update 

Hazard Mitigation Documents

The 2021 Multi-Jurisdictional Multi-Hazard Mitigation Plan has been adopted by: The Fairbanks North Star Borough, the City of Fairbanks, and the City of North Pole.

The 2021 Multi-Jurisdictional Hazard Mitigation Plan (HMP) Update is a technical document that includes recommendations to the city councils, local utilities, and Borough assembly for projects that will help reduce the impact of natural hazards to our communities. Plan approval by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and adoption by each jurisdiction provides access to grant funds and other assistance from the FEMA and the State of Alaska. 

The plan profiles six natural hazards – cryosphere, seismic, flood, ground failure, severe weather, and wildland fire- assesses community vulnerability and risk associated with these hazards and presents mitigation strategies for each hazard in order to reduce or eliminate long-term risk to people and property.  Additionally, to further increase the resiliency of our communities, the plan update includes several all-hazard mitigation strategies. 

Timeline of Events

January 11, 2021 - February 12, 2021:  Public comment period.

January 19, 2021 6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.:  Public open house.

February 8, 2021 5:30 p.m.:  City of Fairbanks City Council work session.

February 9, 2021 6:00 p.m.:  FNSB Planning Commission public hearing.

March 1, 2021:  City of North Pole City Council public hearing. Adopted by City of North Pole Resolution 21-3.

March 8, 2021 6:30 p.m.:  City of Fairbanks City Council public hearing. Adopted by City of Fairbanks Resolution No.  4958

March 11, 2021 6:00 p.m.:  FNSB Assembly public hearing. Adopted by Fairbanks North Star Borough Resolution No. 2021-07.

Approved by FEMA on September 21, 2021.