Cass County Multi-Hazard Mitigation Plan Update

 Cass County has completed the update of their Multi-Hazard Mitigation Plan. The plan has been approved by the state of North Dakota and FEMA Region VIII and formally adopted by all cities in Cass County.

 What is Hazard Mitigation?

 “Hazard Mitigation” means to permanently reduce or alleviate the losses of life, injuries and property resulting from natural and man-made hazards through long-term strategies.  These long-term strategies include planning, policy changes, programs, projects and other activities.  Mitigation is the responsibility of individuals, private businesses and industries, state local and federal governments.

  Counties, cities and towns are not mandated by law to have approved mitigation plans; the program is voluntary.  Congress indicates, however, that communities which do not have FEMA-approved mitigation plans will not qualify for certain kinds of federal disaster assistance.