Project Purpose

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

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 the WCIA.

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

 

Warren County Planning Area

 

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Round 1 Meetings

The Round 1 meeting for the Warren County hazard mitigation plan update has been scheduled. FEMA requires at least one representative from your jurisdiction to attend planning meetings. Please attend the upcoming meeting shown below. The meeting will last 1 to 1.5 hours and can be attended in-person or virtually online. 

 

Round 1 meetings have already taken place for the planning area. If your jurisdiction was unable to make it to the Round 1 meetings but still wishes to participate, please contact Kayla Vondracek at 402-474-8754 or kvondracek@jeo.com.

 

A recording of the Round 1 meeting can be found here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PB3t9yCRrnc

 

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

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Provide Input

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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