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Scott County Hazard Mitigation Plan Update

Updates to Scott County 5-Year Hazard Mitigation Plan Underway
Posted on 09/19/2022
Updates to Scott County 5-Year Hazard Mitigation Plan Underway

September 20, 2022
Davenport City Council will consider updated hazard mitigation actions and hazard scoring for Davenport’s participation in and update to the 5-Year Scott County Multi-Jurisdictional Hazard Mitigation Plan scheduled for renewal in 2023.  The action is an important step in updating the critical document which is set to expire on June 25, 2023. 

Staff provided information on the hazard scoring, and pleased to announce the addition of four new hazard categories that will be added in the renewing plan: Cyber Terrorism, Human Disease/Pandemic, Civic/Public Disorder/Unrest, and Railway Transportation Incident.

It was noted that 49 hazard mitigation actions will be included in the upcoming plan, and that 21 new actions were added, while 8 actions were removed as either completed actions or no longer relevant to preparedness and resiliency planning. Actions covered on-going emergency preparedness, planning, mitigation, response and recovery operations; all hazard and multi-hazard actions; Cyber Terrorism, Civil Unrest, and Hazardous Material Response. Six of the new actions were identified as a result of the flood resilience study. 

The planning effort has remaining phases to complete before a final draft is presented to Council for approval late 2022, early 2023.

May 15, 2022
Scott County, the City of Davenport, and surrounding cities in the county have started the process of renewing the county’s Multi-Jurisdictional Hazard Mitigation Plan. The 5-year plan update, being coordinated by the Bi-State Regional Commission, is a critical activity that invests in the Community’s future by planning for hazard mitigation and risk-reduction projects and programs now.  

Having a current Hazard Mitigation Plan is not only an investment in resiliency but ensures the City’s eligibility for FEMA grants and supports the City’s participation in FEMA’s National Flood Insurance Program Community Rating System.

As updates to the plan kick-off, Davenport and Scott County want to hear from the Community and invite the public to learn more about the planning effort and initial steps in the planning process by offering two public opportunities to learn more about this phase.

  • Wednesday, May 18, 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. | Attend Virtually at this link. This session will be recorded and available on the website for later viewing.
  • Thursday, May 19, 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. | Attend Virtually at this link or In-Person at the Scott County Communications Center located at 1100 E 46th St, Davenport, IA.

Contributions from the Scott County Emergency Management Agency, the State of Iowa, and FEMA grant funds will fund the $40,000 cost of developing and updating this vital community plan.

Watch for updates in the coming week and months as the planning effort kicks into gear.