Polk County has updated its Hazard Mitigation Plan and welcomes ongoing public review and input. Hazard mitigation planning is the process of preparing for natural disasters to reduce the loss of life and property in communities of all sizes. By developing long-term strategies for protecting people and property, hazard mitigation plans are key to breaking the cycle of disaster damage and reconstruction (FEMA 2022). This website provides an interactive experience for the public to understand the planning process, where county-specific vulnerabilities lie, national best practices, as well as a chance to submit feedback.
A PDF of the plan is available for download at the Polk County Hazard Mitigation Planning Homepage.