Public Comment on the Story County Multi-Jurisdictional Hazard Mitigation Plan Update

Public Comment haz mit plan

February 20, 2024 – Would you like to learn more about what Story County and its jurisdictions are doing to minimize the impacts of floods, tornadoes, winter storms, hazardous materials incidents, and other hazards? A draft of the Story County Multi-Jurisdictional Hazard Mitigation Plan is being made available for public review and comment. The plan assesses the risks posed by hazards, identifies ways to reduce those risks, and allows each participating municipality and school district to be eligible for mitigation grant funding from FEMA. The county planning team, including representatives from all municipalities, developed the plan over the past 10 months with assistance from consultant, WSP. The plan identifies hazard mitigation goals and mitigation projects for the county and municipalities, with the intent of reducing losses from hazard events before they occur again. A public survey and series of public workshops were held during the planning process to solicit input on the hazards and ideas for mitigation projects. The counties in the Region are now soliciting public comment on the plan before it is finalized and submitted for FEMA review and approval. The final plan will be adopted by the county and each participating municipality before it becomes official. More information can be obtained from the Story County Emergency Management Agency at or by calling 515-382-7315. 

 The public comment period will be February 20th-March 5th, 2024. 

 The draft plan can be accessed at the Story County Emergency Management website:

 An online form to provide feedback on the plan can be accessed here: