Polk County Hazard Mitigation 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.

Over the course of 10-months the Des Moines Area MPO worked with Polk County Emergency Management to update their Multi-Jurisdictional Hazard Mitigation Plan. The results of this process are found below. 

Final Plan Chapters

Executive Summary
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
Appendix A – References
Appendix B – Planning Process Documentation
Appendix C – Completed/Deleted Mitigation Actions

Model Resolution for Jurisdictions

A Word document copy of the model resolution found in the Executive Summary can be downloaded here. If you edit the model resolution, please consult with Allison van Pelt to ensure it is acceptable for reviewing agencies. 

Public Comment Summary

A tabulated summary of the public comments received during 30-day public comment period can be found here