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.

 

Dallas County Planning Area_Map

 

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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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2023 Hazard Mitigation Plan

The 2023 Dallas County Hazard Mitigation Plan was reviewed and approved by the Iowa Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Management (HSEMD) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).

The final approved plan is available below for download.

County Upfront Section

Community Appendix - includes community profiles the Cities of Adel, Bouton, Dallas Center, Dawson, De Soto, Dexter, Granger, Linden, Minburn, Perry, Redfield, Van Meter, Waukee, and Woodward.

Special Jurisdictions Appendix - includes profiles for Adel-DeSoto-Minburn Schools, Dallas Center-Grimes Schools, Perry Schools, Perry Water Works, Van Meter Schools, Waukee Schools, West Central Valley Schools, Woodward-Granger Schools, Woodard Fire District, and Xenia Rural Water District.

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Comment Box

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

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