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Howard County, Iowa - Floodplain Management

Floodplain Management

Floodplain Management

Floodplain management is the operation of a community program of preventive and corrective measures to reduce the risk of current and future flooding, resulting in a more resilient community.


These measures take a variety of forms, are carried out by multiple stakeholders with a vested interest in responsible floodplain management and generally include requirements for zoning, subdivision or building, building codes and special-purpose floodplain ordinances. 


 FEMA - Federal Emergency Management Agency - Floodplain Management information

 National Weather Service - Watches and Warnings

 National Weather Service - Cresco Forecast

 Citizen Corps

 Citizen Preparedness Education

 Iowa Homeland Security & Emergency Management

 Be Ready Iowa

 Howard County Foodplain Contact

124 South Park Place
Cresco, IA 52136

Monday - Friday 8:00am -  4:30pm
Phone Number:
(563) 547-9208

Fax Number: (563) 547-9244

Director: Darrell Knecht