On December 8, 2003 the Creek County Commission passed a resolution adopting
the Creek County Multi-Hazard Mitigation Plan
The plan has been approved by the Oklahoma Department of Emergency Management (ODEM) and the Federal
Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).
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Highlights of Creek County's Multi-Hazard Mitigation Plan
The following are the top ten high priority mitigation measures defined by the Creek County Hazard
Mitigation Planning Committee.
- General - Complete 911 addressing for all of Creek County.
- Education (All Hazards) - Refer to Table ES-1, item 2 in Chapter 5
of the plan for a list containing specific ideas to educate the public and businesses about
hazards that can affect them, and methods of preparing for and minimizing the hazard event.
- Hazardous Materials Events - Identify and plan for hazardous
materials and incidents on major transportation routes through Creek County.
- Urban Fires and Wild Fires - Develop a countywide fire response
and support group to facilitate the provisioning of water to fire departments during large fires.
- General - Build community partnerships involving local
government leaders, civic, business and volunteer groups to work together.
- Floods - Acquire accurate or verify accuracy of existing flood
plain maps and develop land use ordinances to avoid construction in flood-prone locations.
- Tornadoes & High Winds - Inspect Creek County schools for
tornado and high wind vulnerability.
- Floods - Construct adequate bridges to pass 100-year
regulatory flood without overtopping.
- Tornadoes & High Winds - Investigate voluntary
pilot/demonstration project for mobile home communities providing a shelter and/or safe rooms for
- Floods - Acquire and remove Repetitive Loss Properties and
repeatedly flooded properties where acquisition is the most cost effective and desirable mitigation