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, on the Polk County Hazard Mitigation Plan. You can review the chapters and leave comments below.
Chapter 1 — Introduction and Planning Process
Chapter 2 — Planning Area Profile and Capabilities
Chapter 3 — Risk Assessment
Chapter 4 — Mitigation Strategy
Chapter 5 — Plan Maintenance Process