A hazard mitigation plan for the tri-county region is maintained to protect the health, safety, and economic interest of residents and businesses and reduce the impact of natural and technological hazards in our region. The plan provides the process for evaluation of land use development from a hazard mitigation perspective that will protect lives and property. It also provides eligibility for Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) programs and grant funding for our local communities, as it meets the requirements of the federal Disaster Mitigation Act of 2000.
In 2015, Tri-County created the Tri-County Regional Hazard Mitigation Plan. We worked closely with our region’s emergency management offices, land use development agencies, the Michigan State Police, affected businesses, and interested members of the public to develop a plan that addresses the purposeful use of land during development and provides recommendations to avoid damage from disasters our region may experience.
The plan will be updated as needed for local communities to be eligible for Hazard Mitigation and FEMA funding that can be used for projects across the region.