Public hazard mitigation plan review and adoption meetings set

Allamakee County and its jurisdictions have worked over the last year to complete an update to a countywide Hazard Mitigation Plan. The planning process was led by the Allamakee County Emergency Management Agency with assistance from Upper Explorerland Regional Planning Commission and a countywide Hazard Mitigation Planning Committee.

The plan identifies the characteristics and consequences of hazards and assesses vulnerabilities within communities to those hazards. The plan also looks at possible ways to avoid or minimize the undesired effects of hazard risks, culminating in a list of mitigation actions local stakeholders can work on.

Final presentation of hazard mitigation plan outcomes will occur at public meetings in each jurisdiction and school district in Allamakee County over the course of the next few months. Meeting times and dates in September are listed below per current information. 

The public is encouraged to attend:

• Tuesday, Sept. 5, Waterville City Council Meeting

• Monday, Sept. 11, Postville School Board Meeting

• Monday, Sept. 11, Postville City Council Meeting

• Monday, Sept. 18, Eastern Allamakee School Board Meeting

For additional information on the plan or to provide feedback directly, contact Regional Planner Michelle Barness at UERPC at 563-419-6243 or, or Allamakee County Emergency Management Coordinator Corey Snitker at 563-568-4233 or

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