The overall Pottawattamie County Comprehensive Emergency Plan (CEP) is constructed using an all-hazards approach and applicable to all jurisdictions within Pottawattamie County under the authority of the Emergency Management Commission. The CEP components comply with federal emergency planning requirements outlined by FEMA.
The CEP is a (3) part plan consisting of the Response Plan, Recovery Plan, and Mitigation Plan. These plans are required by Iowa Code and components of the CEP are updated on an annual basis. Each of these components have parts, appendices, attachments, and referenced materials that all create a comprehensive planning framework to guide jurisdictions during major or catastrophic events.
Part A consists of a Basic Plan, Emergency Support Functions, and referenced guidelines and "hazard specific" plans.
The Pottawattamie County Multi-jurisdictional Hazard Mitigation Plan analyzes the demographics of the county, as a whole, and each political subdivision within the county. It also identifies, details, and ranks the hazards and risk for the population and infrastructure within the county. Through this identification and analysis, government leaders can identify and implement strategies to reduce or eliminate potential risks and impacts of emergencies and disaster. This plan is required to meet the legal requirements of the Disaster Mitigation Act of 2000 (Public Law 106–390—OCT. 30, 2000) in order for jurisdictions to be eligible for federal mitigation grant funding.
The Recovery Plan is designed to provide a strategic framework for jurisdictional governments, private sector partners, and non-governmental/non-profit organizations to coordinate efforts in the aftermath of disasters and significant emergencies.
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