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The Story County Hazard Mitigation Planning Committee is seeking public input for the Story County Hazard Mitigation Plan.

A planning committee comprised of representatives from Story County, the incorporated cities, public school districts, Iowa State University and other stakeholders is currently updating the Story County Comprehensive Multi-Jurisdictional Hazard Mitigation Plan. The Story County Hazard Mitigation Planning Committee is seeking public input for the plan update.

A summary of the plan update effort underway, as well as a questionnaire to capture public opinion and comments, is available online at: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/Story-CO-IA. The survey will be available until April 30, 2018. The purpose of this outreach effort is to provide information to the public on the plan that is being updated as well as gain public input.

The plan update will address a comprehensive list of hazards—ranging from severe winterstorms and flooding to hazardous materials incidents and tornadoes—and will assess the likely impacts of these hazards on communities and school districts in Story County. This effort willalso update current strategies and identify additional strategies to reduce the vulnerability ofpeople and property in the participating jurisdictions from the impacts of hazards as well asmaintain eligibility for participating jurisdictions for mitigation funding programs administeredby the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).

Story County has taken the lead in coordinating the update of this plan under the direction ofEmergency Management Coordinator, Keith Morgan. The County has drawn on the expertise of consultants with Amec Foster Wheeler Environment & Infrastructure, Inc., a firm that specializes in hazard mitigation and emergency management.

Feedback from the public will be incorporated into the draft plan, which will be available for public review and comment later this summer. Upon approval by the Iowa Homeland Security and Emergency Management Department and FEMA, the plan will be presented to the Story County Board of Supervisors, City Councils, and School Boards of each participating jurisdiction for formal adoption. For more information on this project, contact Keith Morgan, at 515-382- 7315 or via e-mail at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..