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Lyon County AHMP

June 3, 2010

SRDC has been working with counties, cities and townships in Southwest Minnesota for over five years on All Hazard Mitigation Planning.

In 2005, FEMA and Minnesota Homeland Security & Emergency Management (HSEM) approved All-Hazard Mitigation Plans (AHMP) for Murray, Nobles, and Redwood counties.  We are now working with them to update their plans.

In 2008, FEMA approved AHMPs for Rock and Jackson counties.  Last week, FEMA approved pending adoption the draft Lyon County AHMP.

A Public Hearing will be held before the Lyon County Planning Commission on Tuesday, July 13, 2010, 7:00 p.m., in the Commissioner’s Room of the Lyon County Government Center, Marshall, Minnesota, to consider recommending to the Lyon County Board the proposed Lyon County All Hazard Mitigation Plan for adoption.

The plan consists of six chapters and an appendix:

  1. Introduction
  2. Prerequisites
  3. Planning Process
  4. Risk Assessment
  5. Mitigation Strategy
  6. Plan Maintenance

The Lyon County All-Hazard Mitigation Planning Team identified the following natural and man-made hazards as High Rank Hazards for Lyon County:

  • Ice and Ice Storms
  • Public Health and Infectious Disease
  • Transportation Infrastructure

Edit: Plan as Adopted 8.2010 Lyon County AHMP 2010 (2.5MB PDF)

This project was supported by Grant Award Number FEMA-1622-DR-MN awarded by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). Points of View or opinions in this document are those of the author and do not represent endorsement by FEMA or reflect FEMA’s views.

For more info, contact:  John C. Shepard, AICP; Southwest Regional Development Commission, jshepard @ swrdc.org.

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