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Regional Hazard Mitigation Area Analysis

The Upper Minnesota Valley Regional Development Commission (UMVRDC) is a planning organization in Region 6W, consisting of Big Stone, Chippewa, Lac qui Parle, Swift and Yellow Medicine counties. The core function of the UMVRDC is to provide assistance to the local units of government. The goal of this project is to determine specific hazard areas within individual communities and on a countywide basis. Henry Stroud, an Urban and Regional Planning graduate student at the Humphrey School, developed a full portfolio of maps ranging from land use, hazard area identification and critical structures within hazard areas for each community within the five-county region. The results are being used to satisfy requirements in each county’s All-Hazard Mitigation Plan as defined by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and assist in ongoing public planning processes set up by County Emergency Managers in the region.

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C Terrence Anderson Director of Community Based Research (612) 624-8988