Emergency Management

Hazard Mitigation Plan Review and Public Comments

The Des Moines Area MPO, on behalf of Polk County, is seeking public comment now through Monday, March 25, 2019 on the Polk County Hazard Mitigation Plan.

 

Click Here to Review and Provide Comments on the Draft Plan

 

The purpose of hazard mitigation is to reduce or eliminate long-term risk to people and property from hazards. Polk County and participating jurisdictions developed this multi-jurisdictional local hazard mitigation plan update to reduce future losses to the County and its communities resulting from hazard events. The plan was prepared pursuant to the requirements of the Disaster Mitigation Act of 2000 and to achieve eligibility for the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Hazard Mitigation Assistance Grant Programs.

 

Phases of Emergency Management

Mitigation

Foundation of emergency management. Activities designed to reduce or eliminate long-term risk

Preparedness

Ensure that when disaster strikes, emergency personnel are able to provide the best response

Response

Includes actions taken immediately after a disaster occurs

Recovery

Long-term – return community to “normal”

Emergency Preparedness

Get a Kit

Learn how to put together an emergency kit

Make a Plan

Learn how to plan for an emergency

Be Informed

Get information on different types of hazards and how they could affect you

 

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Contact Us

Polk County Emergency Management
1907 Carpenter Avenue
Des Moines, IA 50314
(515) 286-2107

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