Polk County seeking public comment for County Hazard Mitigation Plan

Courtesy: Polk County
Courtesy: Polk County

(Polk County, MN) -- 

Polk County finished their updated draft of a Hazard Mitigation Plan (HMP), and are seeking feedback based on those changes. The HMP considers a variety of possible disasters that occur in the region; including tornadoes, windstorms, severe winter storms, droughts, flooding, and other events which could cause the loss of life and property. County officials say they are looking for feedback from all county residents and other "interested stakeholders", including residents or businesses that work Polk county but don't live there. 

The comment period is open until January 26th, 2023. Multiple links are available for those seeking to comment on the HMP changes.

The changes were constructed following the direction of Polk County Emergency Management, county and city representatives, school districts, and other stakeholders. Examples of incoming changes include improving roadways that currently see consistent flooding, building safe-rooms for tornadoes, burying power lines, and creating an emergency communication system with warning sirens and mass notification systems. 

You can find additional details by clicking here