Pennington County is in the process of updating our Pre-Disaster Mitigation Plan, also referred to as the Natural Hazard Mitigation Plan.


The purpose of this plan is to fulfill federal, state, and local hazard mitigation planning responsibilities consistent with the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s guidelines. This Plan will promote mitigation measures; implement short/long range strategies to minimize suffering, loss of life, damage to infrastructure, and damage to property; eliminate or minimize conditions that would have an undesirable impact on the citizens, economy, environment, and the well-being of the county. This Plan will educate and facilitate communication with the public, build public and political support for mitigation activities, and develop implementation and planning requirements for hazard mitigation projects.

Press Release 2-8-24: PDM Community Meetings and Survey Locations

 Learn more about the 2024 plan HERE.

  • In October of 2000, the Disaster Mitigation Act (DMA2K) was signed to amend the 1988 Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act. Section 322 of the Disaster Mitigation Act requires local governments, as a condition of receiving federal disaster mitigation funds, to have a natural hazard mitigation plan in place.
  • Mitigation plans must be updated every five years to demonstrate that progress has been made toward meeting the community’s mitigation goals and ensure the plan continues to be an effective mitigation tool to meet the needs of the county and the communities located within.