Mahnomen County, with support from the Federal
Emergency Management Agency and the Minnesota
Department of Public Safety, is updating their
hazard mitigation plan.
What is hazard
mitigation is taking actions to reduce the
occurrence of, or impacts from, a hazard.
Examples of hazards in Mahnomen County include
Actions taken to mitigate hazards might include
educating people about wildfires, making sure
people donít build in a flood prone area, or
building tornado safe rooms in schools and other
We want your input!
Please take some time to
document and provide us with any feedback
you might have. The
plan will be available until February 20.
have any feedback or questions, please contact
(Phone 763.242.6448 ) at Headwaters Regional
The role of
Emergency Management is to maximize the protection and
promotion of Public Safety, Health and Welfare during
large scale emergencies. They plan for the coordinated
response of county forces to any disaster situation.
There are four principals
of Emergency Management. These are:
Mitigation: What activities can help avoid a
disaster or minimize it's impact? Examples include
building dikes, adopting wind resistant construction
methods, and building new warning systems.
Preparedness: What activities can enhance the
abilities of individuals, communities, and
businesses to respond to a disaster? Examples
include creating disaster plans, (for the home,
workplace, and community) and conducting disaster
Response: What actions can be taken during and
immediately after a disaster to prevent loss of life
Recovery: What efforts can help to return the
community back to normal following a disaster?
Recovery efforts can include debris removal,
rebuilding roads, returning people to their homes,
Some of the tasks:
Develops, maintains, and tests the County Emergency
Maintains liaison with county and state regional
Develops and establishes the County's emergency
Prepares informational material for dissemination to
Brad Athmann, Director
PO Box 379, Mahnomen MN 56557
Office Hours 8:00 a.m.
Ė 4:30 p.m.
Monday through Friday