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All Hazard Mitigation Plan

The purpose of the Hazard Mitigation plan is to determine how to reduce or eliminate the loss of life and property damage resulting from natural, technological, and human-caused hazards. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) initiated all hazard mitigation planning in light of the increasing number and harm of disasters in recent years. 

Goodhue County was one of the first counties in Minnesota to have their plan approved and adopted by FEMA and the Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Management.  The final plan was approved on February 1st, 2005 and was adopted by the Goodhue County Board of Commissioners on March 15th, 2005.  FEMA approved the Plan on March 28th, 2005. 

The Plan resides in the Goodhue County Office of Emergency Management, which is responsible for maintenance and updates.  The plan is currently being updated, and your input is requested.

We encourage you to participate and help make Goodhue County a safer place! 

Existing All Hazard Mitigation Plan

Upcoming Events:                 

Meeting Materials:





The following project idea lists contains ideas from the 2005 plan and new ideas suggested by jurisdictions, survey responders, and members of the public. Project ideas in red have been suggested, but there is no implementation plan, yet.




Policy Committee Materials:


Completed Example Worksheets

Related Websites:
Federal Emergency Management Agency
                        Home Page
                        Multi-Hazard Mitigation Planning
Minnesota Homeland Security and Emergency Management Website
                        Home Page
Minnesota Department of Administration - Local Planning Assistance
                        Hazard Mitigation


  • FEMA Eligible Projects - (This an excerpt of the FY 2010 Hazard Mitigation Assistance (HMA) Unified Guidance describing projects eligible for FEMA hazard mitigation assistance programs. The complete document should be reviewed to determine other eligibility factors.

  • Here are two excellent resources providing specific mitigation strategy ideas.  These documents were provided by Minnesota Homeland Security and Emergency Management: Mitigation Ideas: Possible Mitigation Measures by Hazard Type

  • Mitigation Strategies

  • The following website contains a portfolio of what FEMA has determined to be Mitigation Best Practices.  Here you can find detailed descriptions of what other communities have done to mitigate hazards: (link)

  • The following webpage allows you to download the FY 2010 Hazard Mitigation Assistance (HMA) Unified Guidance.  This document describes in detail the five assistance programs, lists the eligibility requirements, and explains the application process. (link)

Contact Us:

Do you know of a hazard in Goodhue County? Do you have an idea for a project to mitigate a hazard? Do you have other suggestions for updating the All Hazard Mitigation Plan? Everyone is encouraged to participate in the update of the plan.  Please contact us:

Sarah Schrader
GIS Specialist

Diane Richter-Biwer
Director, Office of Emergency Management


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