Hazard Mitigation

2019 All-Hazard Mitigation Plan (Draft)

The 2012 City of Saint Paul All-Hazard Mitigation Plan has been updated, per FEMA requirements. The 2019 All-Hazard Mitigation Plan identifies risks and vulnerabilities in the City of Saint Paul, and develops mitigation strategies to reduce or eliminate long-term risks. This plan was developed with input from city, county, state, and federal departments and agencies.

Community involvement and feedback are vital to the success of the plan. Saint Paul invites public review and feedback of the draft plan, listed below by section.

Please use the provided Public Review Input Form to add your comments. Submit the completed form by email to EmerMgmtDept-Correspondence@ci.stpaul.mn.us by June 14, 2019.

About the Plan

Saint Paul is vulnerable to a variety of potential natural disasters, which threaten the loss of life and property in the city. The plan addresses how to mitigate against hazards such as:

  • Dam/Levee/Floodwall Failure
  • Damaging Winds/Thunderstorms
  • Drought
  • Extreme Heat/Cold
  • Flood
  • Human Infectious Disease
  • Landslide/Slope Failure
  • Severe Winter Storm
  • Tornado
  • Urban Fire/Wildfire

The Benefits of Hazard Mitigation Planning

Hazard mitigation planning ultimately helps us protect Saint Paul residents. By working with city, county, state, and federal departments and agencies, we can identify vulnerabilities and develop strategies to reduce or eliminate the effects of a potential hazard. In addition, increasing public awareness of local hazards and disaster preparedness helps to create a community that is resilient to disaster, and breaks the cycle of response and recovery. Update of the plan will further allow the city to apply for eligible projects under future Hazard Mitigation Assistance Grants. Funding from FEMA for projects that are cost-effective will help to reduce or eliminate impacts of future natural disaster events.