Project Purpose

 Dallas County, Iowa is at risk to a wide range of natural and manmade hazards. Some examples include tornadoes, floods, winter storms, dam failures, chemical releases, agricultural disease, and more. In response to these risks, the Dallas County Iowa Emergency Management Commission, in collaboration with JEO Consulting Group, Inc., is seeking to better understand how these hazardous events impact the area in order to increase community resilience. To that end, Dallas County Emergency Management will be updating its multi-jurisdictional Hazard Mitigation Plan (HMP) over the next year, with the goal of reducing risk to hazards before they happen.

A hazard mitigation plan is a community-guided document that identifies vulnerability to hazards and mitigation projects to reduce or eliminate this vulnerability. Having an approved and updated plan enables your community to be stronger and more resilient by:

  1. Reducing your community’s risk and impacts from disasters,

  2. Gaining eligibility for pre- and post-disaster mitigation grants, and

  3. Building partnerships within your community and across Dallas County.

Residents, communities, schools, fire departments, hospitals, and more from Dallas County are invited to participate in this process by attending meetings and providing information for the plan.

 

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Project Meetings

The planning process includes multiple rounds of public meetings to provide an opportunity for participants and interested stakeholders to learn about the plan and provide input. 

The Round 1 meeting for the planning area took place on June 7th. If your jurisdiction was unable to make it to the meeting but still wishes to participate, please contact Anthony Kohel at 402-474-8753 or akohel@jeo.com.

 A recording of the meeting can be found here: https://vimeo.com/720029574

You can access and download your jurisdiction's meeting worksheets by visiting this Google Drive link: https://bit.ly/DallasCounty-GoogleDrive

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Provide Input

Public Survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/DallasCountyHMPSurvey

If you would like to provide a comment to the planning team or have a suggestion, feel free to use the comment box below. If you would like someone from the planning team to respond, please provide your name and contact information (phone number or email address).

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