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Public Comments Requested
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.
Public Comment Period Open
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.
You can review the chapters and leave comments HERE.
Taxpayers pay billions of dollars each year for disaster recovery. Some events are predictable, and often, damages can be reduced or eliminated. The Federal Disaster Mitigation Act of 2000 requires communities to develop an approved local hazard mitigation plan to remain eligible for certain federal funding. Polk County Emergency Management Commission has done so.