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Multi-Jurisdictional Hazard Mitigation Plan
As the cost of disasters continues to rise, it becomes more and more evident that pre-disaster steps must be taken to reduce the damage that impacts the communities we live in. This strategy is known as mitigation. Mitigation actions are predicated on analysis of hazards and assessments of the risks they pose to property and populations. The result is a better understanding of hazards, knowledge of the impacts the hazard could have on the community, and a prioritized list of which projects will provide cost-effective hazard mitigation to the community.
“Hazard mitigation” is defined as any action taken to eliminate or reduce the long-term risk to human life, property, and the environment posed by natural hazards, human-caused accidents, and human-caused purposeful incidents. The Polk County Emergency Management Commission (PC EMC) and the 17 participating municipalities (including unincorporated parts of the county) decided to develop this Multi-Jurisdictional Hazard Mitigation Plan (“the Plan”) because of increasing awareness that natural hazards, especially flood and wind, have the potential to affect people, physical assets and operations within Polk County.
Please click on the document below for the public version of the Multi-Jurisdictional Hazard Mitigation Plan Summary.
Local Governments Data Collection Guide.
School District Data Collection Guide.
Soft Match Form.
Public Survey Press Release.
Public Survey Hard Copies.
- Draft Polk County Multi-Jurisdictional Hazard Mitigation Plan-Coming Soon!