Homeland Security and Emergency Management

A Division of the Minnesota Department of Public Safety

State Hazard Mitigation Plan

Hazard mitigation planning is an effective instrument to reduce losses by reducing the impact of disasters upon people and property. Although mitigation efforts cannot completely eliminate impacts of disastrous events, the state shall endeavor to reduce the impacts of hazardous events to the greatest extent possible.

The State of Minnesota Hazard Mitigation Plan including Recommended Actions for Climate Change Adaption is approved by FEMA.

The plan evaluates, profiles and ranks natural and human-caused hazards effecting the State of Minnesota as determined by frequency of event, economic impact, deaths and injuries. The plan:

  • Assesses hazard risk.
  • Reviews current state and local hazard mitigation and climate adaption capabilities.
  • Develops strategies and identifies state agency (and other entities) potential actions to address needs.

Recommendations are based on input from federal, state and local agencies as well as national best practices. The plan identifies existing resources that may be used as a tool to assist communities to succeed in their mitigation and climate adaption efforts. This is accomplished by providing technical resources for mitigation and climate adaption through:

  • Federal, state and local agency expertise and support.
  • Providing financial assistance through various programs.
  • Offering training and education.
  • Other agency initiatives.
Please send comments to hazard.mitigation@state.mn.us.

2019 Minnesota State Hazard Mitigation Plan
2019 Minnesota State Hazard Mitigation Plan Appendices
2019 Minnesota State Hazard Mitigation Plan with Appendices