Brown County receives grant from FEMA to update Pre-Disaster Mitigation Plan

ABERDEEN, S.D.(Press Release)- Brown County has received a grant from FEMA to conduct and update the existing Pre-Disaster Mitigation (PDM) Plan. Federal Law requires that each state have a Multi-Hazard Mitigation Plan and the State of South Dakota requires local jurisdictions to have individual plans in order to be eligible for Federal grant dollars in the event that a natural disaster occurs in our areaand to also help with mitigation project funding.

A meeting for the Brown County and Local Jurisdiction Pre-Disaster Mitigation Plan Update will be held on Monday, August 9th, 2021 from 1:00pm to 3:00pm at the Brown County Courthouse Community Room.Address of 25 Market Street Aberdeen, SD 57401.

This meeting is part of the steps for Brown County in updating the Multi-Hazard Mitigation Plan. The Hazard Mitigation Program encourages projects and funding to help jurisdictions become more resilient to natural hazards. Some examples of qualifying projects are storm shelters, increasing storm water capacity, backup generators for critical facilities, relocation or acquisition of flood prone properties, and grade raises, etc.

Public Involvement is a part of the PDM Plan and anyone who is interested in developing the Plan is encouraged to attend.

Questions can be directed to the Brown County Emergency Management Office at 605-626-7122 or emailed to: