Federal law requires all states and counties to prepare an All-Hazard Mitigation Plan that:
- Identifies the types of hazards that pose a risk of injury, death or property damage
- Ranks the hazards by severity and likelihood of occurrence
- Identifies strategies to minimize future risk
These hazard mitigation plans must be updated every five years to be eligible for both federal disaster relief and grant dollars.
The All-Hazard Mitigation Plan is approved by the Minnesota Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Management (HSEM) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).
Dakota County staff coordinates the required 5-year update to the All-Hazard Mitigation Plan with the 14 urban and six rural cities of Dakota County. Each city participates in the planning process and develops mitigation strategies as part of the plan.
If you have questions about the All-Hazard Mitigation Plan, please contact B.J. Battig, Dakota County Risk and Homeland Security Manager, at 651-438-4532 or Dan Carlson, Dakota County Emergency Manager, at 651-438-4703.