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Multi-Jurisdictional Hazard Mitigation Plan



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.

We were recently notified by FEMA that the 2014 update to the countywide multi-hazard mitigation plan has been given conditional approval.  What this means is that the plan has passed compliance reviews at the state and federal level and will be given final approval once the plan has been formally adopted by the participating jurisdictions.


0 Executive Summary

1 Intro and Planning Process

2 Profile and Capabilities

3 Risk Assessment

4 Mitigation Strategy

5 Plan Maintenance

Appendix A References

Appendix B Documentation of Planning Process

Appendix C Completed/Deleted Mitigation Actions

Appendix D Resolutions


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

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