Mobile Command BusMitigation is defined as, "The effort to reduce loss of life and property by lessening the impact of disasters."  In order for mitigation to be effective, we need to take action now, before the next disaster, to reduce human and financial consequences later (analyzing risk, reducing risk, and insuring against risk).  Effective mitigation efforts can break the cycle of disaster damage, reconstruction, and repeated damage.
One of the goals of Renville County Emergency Management is to help communities build, sustain, and improve their capability to mitigate against, prepare for, respond to, and recover from threatened or actual  natural, technological, or manmade disasters.  We strive for safer, less vulnerable communities that have the capacity and knowledge to deal with all hazards or disasters.  

EM Trailer 1-1In the spring of 2020 we began working with the University of Minnesota - Duluth to update of the Renville County Hazard Mitigation Plan.  This process is ongoing and expected to be finalized during the summer of 2021.  Opportunities are available for county, city, and township participation; contact your elected officials, local spokesperson(s), or administrators to make your comments known.  

Hazard Mitigation News Release 05-2020