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Carlton County Multi-Hazard Mitigation Plan Update
File for Matti Gurney: Carlton MHMP for 2nd Review (PDF below)
Carlton County MHMP - June 10, 2014

Carlton County has received a grant from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to prepare an update of its multi-jurisdictional, Multi-Hazard Mitigation Plan (MHMP). In order to remain eligible for federal Hazard Mitigation Grant Program funding, FEMA requires that MHMPs are updated every five years.

The Multi-Hazard Mitigation Plan (MHMP) is a requirement of the Federal Disaster Mitigation Act of 2000 (DMA 2000). The development of a local government plan is required in order to maintain eligibility for certain federal disaster assistance and hazard mitigation funding programs. In order for the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) communities to be eligible for future mitigation funds, they must adopt an MHMP.

Carlton County is vulnerable to a variety of potential disasters. These hazards, both natural and human caused, threaten loss of life and property in the county. Such hazards as tornadoes, flooding, wildfires, blizzards, straight line winds, ice storms, and hazardous material spills have the potential for inflicting vast economic loss and personal hardship.

This Hazard Mitigation Plan represents the efforts of local agencies in Carlton County to fulfill the responsibility for hazard mitigation planning. The intent of the plan is to reduce the actual threat of specific hazards by limiting the impact of damages and losses.

The Carlton County MHMP is a multi-jurisdictional plan, covering the County and the following ten cities: Barnum, Carlton, Cloquet, Cromwell, Kettle River, Moose Lake, Scanlon, Thomson, Wrenshall, and Wright. Members from each of these jurisdictions actively participated in the planning process by attending in planning meetings and providing information and feedback throughout the planning process.

Carlton County Emergency Management convened a planning team representing Carlton County, the participating jurisdictions and other key stakeholders to participate in planning meetings.

MHMP Planning Meetings:
October 16, 2013 Kick Off Meeting #1 (click for meeting summary)
February 25, 2014 Planning Meeting #2 (click for meeting summary)

information for download: Meeting Flyer (Click) and 4-21-14 News Release (Click)

Two public meetings regarding the Carlton County Multi-Hazard Mitigation Plan (MHMP) will be held on Monday, April 28, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. at the City of Moose Lake City Council Chambers, located at 313 Elm Avenue, Moose Lake, MN and Friday, May 2, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. at the Carlton County Transportation Building, located at 1630 County Road 61, Carlton MN. The Plan details the natural hazards that face the County and identifies specific mitigation strategies and actions to reduce the impact of disasters.

Public input is a required step in the MHMP planning process. Community members and staff from the County and participating cities are strongly encouraged to attend the scheduled public meetings. The meetings will provide local residents, businesses, agencies and organizations an opportunity to learn about the draft plan, ask questions and provide feedback on mitigation strategies and recommended actions for implementation.

Draft plan materials are available for review prior to the meeting, located for download in the section below.

Draft of Carlton County MHMP Content for Public Review
Attached are draft materials of the Carlton County Multi-Hazard Mitigation Plan. Click each to download a PDF of the draft materials.

1. PDF of the Plan Document
2. PDF of the Appendices
3 .PDF of the draft Mitigation Action Chart

Community members are encouraged to specifically review the mitigation action chart. Many of the eleven jurisdictions participating in the plan have indicated the actions which they will seek to implement after plan adoption. A more complete mitigation action chart will be provided at the public meetings with new information that is still arriving upon jurisdictional review.

- If you have comments or additions to any of the actions listed in the chart, please reference the Action Number with your comment.

- If you see a mitigation action that can be specific to your community, please reference the Action Number.

- If you have a new mitigation action that you want to be included, please reference the HAZARD to which it relates, and a description of the MITIGATION ACTION you want implemented in your community.

If you have a question or correction to any of the information contained in the main body of the plan, please reference what section of the plan and what page it was on.

Please send all comments, questions, or revisions directly back to Bonnie Hundrieser, ARDC planner who is assisting Carlton County on this plan update (contact information provided below).

For More Information
For more information on the Carlton County Multi-Hazard Mitigation Plan, please contact:

Bonnie Hundrieser
Senior Planner
221 West First Street
Duluth, MN 55802

Phone: 218-529-7527 (direct)
Toll-free: 1-800-232-0707 ext. 527
Fax: 218-529-7592


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