Federal law requires all states and counties to prepare an All-Hazard Mitigation Plan
- 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
The Dakota County All-Hazard Mitigation Plan covers the rural townships as well as 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.
Hazard mitigation plans must be updated every five years to be eligible maintain eligibility for both federal disaster relief and grant dollars.
The 2016 plan was adopted by the Dakota County Board of Commissioners in January 2017, and approved by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Minnesota Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Management (HSEM) in March 2017.
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 Jim Iliff
, Dakota County Emergency Manager, at 651-438-4703