The Wadena County Multi-Hazard Mitigation Plan Update (WCMHMP) is a requirement of the Federal Disaster Mitigation Act of 2000 (DMA 2000). The development of a local government plan is required in order to maintain eligibility for certain federal disaster assistance and hazard mitigation funding programs. In order to be eligible for the National Flood Insurance Programs (NFIP) and future mitigation funds, Communities must adopt the WCMHMP.
Wadena County is committed to the protection of Wadena County residents from hazards that could potentially impact the county. By addressing hazards in a systematic, organized, and professional manner, Wadena County continues to mitigate, or “lessen” its vulnerability to natural and human caused disasters. In alignment with this goal, Wadena County contracted with the Region Five Development Commission to update the Wadena County Multi-Hazard Mitigation Plan.
The Wadena County Multi-Hazard Mitigation planning team met a total of eight (8) times between June 2013 and July 2015 at Planning team work sessions. The public was given the opportunity to both attend and participate at each of the planning team work sessions. The work sessions were made known to the public at least two weeks prior to the meeting via radio and in the county’s newspaper of record. Radio announcements were run at different times throughout the day and weeks leading up to work sessions.