Hazard Mitigation Planning

Hazard Mitigation is defined by the Federal Emergency Management Association as the “sustained action taken to reduce or eliminate long-term risk to people and their property from hazards and their effects. The purpose of mitigation planning is to identify policies and actions that can be implemented over the long term to reduce risk and future losses. Mitigation Plans 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. The planning process is as important as the plan itself. It creates a framework for risk-based decision making to reduce damages to lives, property, and the economy from future disasters.”  

LOCLG works with both SEMA and FEMA to help the local governments within our region develop local mitigation plans for the four-county region. 

To view the most recently approved Hazard Mitigation plans for Camden, Laclede, Miller, and Morgan counties please visit our publications page to download a complete copy of these Hazard Mitigation Plans.  

  • Storm Siren Study RFQ 


City of Lake Ozark Outdoor Warning  

Siren System Planning Study 


Lake of the Ozarks Council of Local Governments has received funding to support this disaster and resiliency planning project from the Missouri Association of Councils of Government.  

Lake of the Ozarks Council of Local Governments is requesting qualifications from consultants and consulting firms, as well as engineers and engineering firms to complete a comprehensive Outdoor Warning and Siren System Planning Study for the City of Lake Ozark, Missouri.  


Lake of the Ozarks Council of Local Governments is requesting qualifications to support a citywide comprehensive storm siren study and plan that will result in the citywide coverage of early-warning storm sirens being installed throughout the City of Lake Ozark, Missouri. The city currently has a number of existing sirens that have been installed over the years. The city wants to develop this plan to ensure that the current system and any future deployment of early warning sirens within the city are systematically integrated together. The city wants to complete a comprehensive storm siren study that will result in a planning document that will allow the city to implement a citywide storm siren improvement plan. The city of Lake Ozark realizes the need for a complete storm siren plan and details best practices on how to install, deploy and make sure that the residents in all areas of the city are covered.  

The comprehensive storm siren study and final planning document will look at using the Dual Tone Multi-Frequency Platform (DRMF) format with 10 signals per second and the plan to have all the sirens throughout the city on the same platform and how to deploy them effectively and efficiently when the weather warrants them being used. The plan must also take into consideration the partnerships with neighboring communities and Ameren Missouri, Bagnell Dam Early Warning System.  


Click here for a complete copy of the Request for Qualifications.