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Posted on: April 20, 2021

Survey on Hazards Now Open

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Marshall County is in the process of updating their Multi-Jurisdictional Hazard Mitigation Plan, and they need your help. A public survey has been published at https://bit.ly/2QjAqdo as part of this effort. The survey is intended to gauge the public’s concern about natural, human-health, and human-caused hazards in Marshall County, identify specific issues, and gauge interest on hazard mitigation options. The survey should only take about 5 minutes to complete.  The survey can be found at the link below and will be open through May 31, 2021.

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Marshall County in collaboration with 17 participating jurisdictions is updating their Multi-Jurisdictional Hazard Mitigation Plan (MJHMP) pursuant to the five year update cycle requirements of the Disaster Mitigation Act of 2000 and to obtain approval from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). This update is a prerequisite to enable the County and participating jurisdictions to remain eligible for federal pre- and post-disaster Hazard Mitigation Assistance grants. 

“Hazard Mitigation” is defined as sustained actions taken to reduce or eliminate long-term risk to life and property from hazards. The Marshall County MJHMP update will revisit the County’s vulnerabilities to natural, human-health, and human-caused hazards and identify proactive mitigation actions the County, the participating jurisdictions, and stakeholders can take to minimize impacts to people, property, and critical facilities.

The County is leading the effort with assistance from a consultant.  Jurisdictions participating in the plan update include: City of Albion, City of Clemens, City of Ferguson, City of Gilman, City of Haverhill, City of Laurel, City of Le Grand, City of Liscomb, City of Marshalltown, City of Melbourne, City of Rhodes, City of St. Anthony, City of State Center, East Marshall Community School District, GMG Community School District, Marshalltown Community School District, and West Marshall Community School District.


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