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 included public meetings to provide an opportunity for participants and interested stakeholders to learn about the plan and provide input. These meetings were hosted at the Dallas County Human Services Campus in Adel, Iowa, with the option to attend virtually via Zoom.

The Round 1 Risk Assessment Meeting took place on Tuesday, June 7, 2022 at 1:30 PM

The Round 2 Mitigation Strategy Meeting took place on Thursday, September 1, 2022 at 1:30 PM

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Public Review Period

The draft 2023 Dallas County Hazard Mitigation Plan is now available for Public Review.

The draft will be available for review Wednesday, November 9, 2022 to Tuesday, December 6, 2022. This is the last opportunity to review the plan and submit to JEO any requested changes or corrections, prior to submission to HSEMD  and FEMA. If no changes are received by the end of Public Review, JEO will assume that each jurisdiction has reviewed the plan and approves of it as written.

The draft Plan is available for review below. To submit a revision or request other changes, please email Anthony Kohel, JEO Project Planner, at akohel@jeo.com or use the comment box below.

 

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Public Review Comment Box

If you would like to provide a comment to the planning team during the Public Review Period, feel free to use the comment box below.

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