Polk County, IA Multi-jurisdictional Hazard Mitigation Plan

 
The federal government requires all states and local governments to have hazard mitigation plans approved by FEMA that are consistent with the Disaster Mitigation Act of 2000 (DMA 2000). This is required to maintain eligibility for certain types of federal Hazard Mitigation Assistance Grants.

A planning committee comprised of representatives from Polk County, the incorporated cities, and the public school districts is currently developing an update to the comprehensive Polk County Multi-jurisdictional Hazard Mitigation Plan with a strategy to reduce the vulnerability of people and property in the planning area to the impacts of hazards and to remain eligible for mitigation funding programs from FEMA.

One of the key components of a hazard mitigation plan is public input during the planning process. The planning committee will be evaluating information on the hazards that impact each jurisdiction within Polk County. The committee is seeking your input on the hazards that will be evaluated as well as your opinions on the types of activities that should be considered to reduce future impacts. Your comments will be considered by your community’s representatives on the planning committee as the plan is developed. Please take a few moments to answer the following questions. Thank you for your participation.
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1. Please select your jurisdiction from the list. You may only select one jurisdiction for each survey completed. If you belong to more than one jurisdiction in this list, please complete multiple surveys.
2. The hazards addressed in the Multi-Jurisdictional Hazard Mitigation Plan are listed below. Please indicate your opinion on the likelihood for each hazard to impact YOUR JURISDICTION (identified above). Please rate EACH hazard as follows.
UnlikelyOccasionalLikelyHighly Likely
Animal/Plant/Crop Disease
Dam Failure
Drought
Earthquake
Expansive Soils
Extreme Heat
Flash Flood
Grass/Wildland Fire
Hazardous Materials Incident
Human Disease
Infrastructure Failure
Levee Failure
River Flooding
Sinkholes/Landslide
Structural Fire
Thunderstorm/Lightning/Hail
Tornado
Transportation Incident
Windstorm
Winter Storm
3. The hazards addressed in the Multi-Jurisdictional Hazard Mitigation Plan are listed below. Please indicate your opinion on the potential magnitude of each hazard's impact on YOUR JURISDICTION (identified above). Please rate EACH hazard as follows.
NegligibleLimitedCriticalCatastrophic
Animal/Plant/Crop Disease
Dam Failure
Drought
Earthquake
Expansive Soils
Extreme Heat
Flash Flood
Grass/Wildland Fire
Hazardous Materials Incident
Human Disease
Infrastructure Failure
Levee Failure
River Flooding
Sinkholes/Landslide
Structural Fire
Thunderstorm/Lightning/Hail
Tornado
Transportation Incident
Windstorm
Winter Storm
4. FEMA Hazard Mitigation Assistance Grants are administered by the Iowa Homeland Security & Emergency Management Division. Listed below are some types of projects considered.
Please check all those that could benefit your jurisdiction, in your opinion:
5. Please comment on any other issues that the Polk County Hazard Mitigation Planning Committee should consider in developing a strategy to reduce future losses caused by hazard events.
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