Hazard Mitigation Plans
Northeast Michigan Council of Governments (NEMCOG) is working in partnership with seven counties, Alcona, Alpena, Crawford, Montmorency, Oscoda, Otsego, and Presque Isle, to update their hazard mitigation plans. The plans were prepared in 2005 and updated in 2014. The 2019-2021 update will amend the counties' 2014 hazard mitigation plans.
The plan update will inventory the county’s potential hazards, assess the county’s risks and vulnerabilities from the hazards, and develop mitigation strategies to reduce and prevent losses from future disasters. The Stafford Act, as amended by the Disaster Mitigation Act of 2000, requires counties to develop and adopt hazard mitigation plans to become eligible for hazard mitigation grant program funds.
2019-2021 Hazard Mitigation Plan Update Status
NEMCOG and the seven counties conducted a survey in 2019 to gain input about perceptions and opinions regarding natural hazards, and the preferred methods and techniques used to reduce the risks and losses from these hazards. The responses were used to inform the plan update. In 2020 and 2021, draft hazard mitigation plans were available for review and comment.
2019-2021 Hazard Mitigation Plans