The Howard County Multi-Hazard Mitigation Plan was created for the purpose to reduce or eliminate long-term risk to people and property from hazards. The six participating jurisdictions included in this plan are:
- City of Chester
- City of Cresco
- City of Elma
- City of Lime Springs
- City of Protivin
- Unincorporated Areas of Howard County
The participating jurisdictions prepared this local hazard mitigation plan to guide hazard mitigation planning, to better protect the people and property of the participating jurisdictions from the effect of hazards, and serves as a tool to help decision makers direct mitigation activities and resources.