Welcome to the Van Buren County Hazard Mitigation Plan (HMP) Website
Van Buren County and the City of Spencer Awarded FEMA & TEMA Grant Funding in November, 2012 to write a Hazard Mitigation Plan (HMP). On this website you will find information about the HMP, documents, meeting notices, agendas, and planning documents. Please browse the site to learn about natural and technological hazards in your community and the planning process for mitigating those hazards.

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The Van Buren County - City of Spencer Hazard Mitigation Planning Committee (HMPC) will hold a Meeting on 19 March, 2013 at 4:00 PM in the Civic Center. The HMPC will begin working on the Mitigation Strategies Element of the Plan. Please review the Project Update Page to prepare for the meeting. The public is invited to join us.

The Van Buren County - City of Spencer Hazard Mitigation Planning Committee (HMPC) will hold its second Meeting and Public Hearing on 19 February, 2013 at 4:00 PM in the Civic Center. The HMPC will begin working on the (HI-RA) Hazard Identification - Risk Assessment Element of the Plan. Please review the Report of Hazards to prepare for the meeting. The public is invited to join us.

The Van Buren County - City of Spencer Hazard Mitigation Planning Committee (HMPC) will hold its first Meeting and Public Hearing on 15 January, 2013 at 5:30 PM in the Civic Center. Please join us.

HMP Project at a Glance:

Van Buren County is working with the City of Spencer and the consulting firm Plans & More, LLP to establish a Hazard Mitigation Planning Committee (HMPC) to draft the Multi-Jurisdictional HMP. The input and concerns of the citizens, business owners, local, regional and state agencies of Van Buren County are a very important part of the process. Please consider serving on the HMPC to share your thoughts and suggestions for the plan.


To learn about the HMP process, elements, timeline, and work program visit the:


Plans & More, LLP Hazard and Pre-Disaster Mitigation Plan Update Training Website

Federal and State HMP Website Information

We look forward to working with Van Buren County and the City of Spencer in collaboration with the community to draft a proactive, useful HMP for its citizens.

The HMP contains the following elements:
  • Executive Summary.
  • Chapter 1 Planning Process.
  • Chapter 2 Natural Hazard Identification, Risk Assessment, and Vulnerability (HRV).
  • Chapter 3 Technological Hazard Identification, Risk Assessment, and Vulnerability (HRV).
  • Chapter 4 Natural Hazard Mitigation Strategies.
  • Chapter 5 Technological Hazard Mitigation Strategies.
  • Chapter 6 HMP Maintenance and Update.
  • Chapter 7 Conclusion and References
  • Appendices A-G

 Hazard Mitigation Planning Objectives 

  • Hazard Mitigation Plans (HMP) form the foundation for a community's long-term strategy to reduce disaster losses and break the cycle of disaster damage, reconstruction, and repeated damage.
    • Your HMP Planning Grant application will be reviewed by FEMA and TEMA.
    • Updates are required every five years
    • HMPC forms to draft the plan.
    • Presented to Public for review and comments
    • Reviewed by TEMA & FEMA
    • Adopted, implemented, and maintained by Van Buren County and the City of Spencer.



Rolling Updates

  • Van Buren County HMP Below you will find a link to the Van Buren County Multi-Jurisdictional Hazard Mitigation Plan currently under TEMA review.Van Buren County Multi-Jurisdictional Hazard Mitigation Plan (Without Appendices ...
    Posted Feb 16, 2016, 7:38 AM by SHARON ARMSTRONG
  • Van Buren County County Commission Meeting, 6 August, 2013 The Van Buren County Commission Meeting was held on 6 August, 2013 at 6:00 PM in the County Executive’s Office. The HMPC presented the HMP Draft Plan to ...
    Posted Aug 10, 2013, 11:53 AM by SHARON ARMSTRONG
  • VAN BUREN COUNTY HMPC & PUBLIC HEARING, 16 JULY, 2013 The Van Buren County HMPC will hold a HMPC Meeting and Public Hearing on 16 July, 2013, at 5:30 PM to review and recommend the Draft Hazard Mitigation Plan ...
    Posted Aug 10, 2013, 11:41 AM by SHARON ARMSTRONG
  • HMPC Meeting, April 16, 2013, 5:00 PM, Van Buren County Civic Center The Van Buren County - City of Spencer Hazard Mitigation Planning Committee (HMPC) Meeting is scheduled for April 16, at 5:00 PM in the Civic Center. The purpose of the ...
    Posted Apr 3, 2013, 7:48 AM by SHARON ARMSTRONG
  • VAN BUREN COUNTY - CITY OF SPENCER HMPC MEETING, 19 MARCH, 2013 at 4:00 PM The Van Buren County - City of Spencer HMPC will meet on March 19, 2013 at the Van Buren Civic Center at 4:00 PM. Please review the attached files ...
    Posted Mar 5, 2013, 12:39 PM by SHARON ARMSTRONG
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Project Consulting Team:

Sharon D. Armstrong, HMS, CPI, M.S., CMSWM
Primary Contact, Project Planner
(615) 934-7833 Cell

Alan M. Armstrong, CFM, CMSWM
Data Collection, Project Facilitation
(615) 426-8556 Cell

Office Location:
2508 Pleasant View Rd.
Pleasant View, TN 37146-8039
(615) 746-2229 Office
(615) 746-2229 Fax

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