Hazard mitigation plan needed if disaster strikes

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By Reed Anfinson
Swift County Monitor-News

Every five years Swift County is required to update its All-Hazard Mitigation plan. It is an immense 516-page document that covers all the potential disasters that could adversely affect the people and buildings in the county.

The plan assesses the threats, their potential for damage, and puts in place plans for addressing the threats. At its meeting Feb. 4, the Swift County Board of Commissioners adopted the latest version of the plan presented.

It is the Federal Emergency Management Administration (FEMA) that requires the county update its hazard mitigation plan every five years, Kirk Bustrom, a community development senior planner, with the Upper Minnesota Valley Regional Development Commission (RDC) in Appleton, told commissioners. He worked on updating the plan with Swift County Emergency Management Director Bill McGeary...


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