Five-County NHMP Meets FEMA’s Requirements
North Central Illinois Council of Governments (NCICG) is pleased to announce that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has determined that the 2015 Bureau, LaSalle, Marshall, Putnam, and Stark Counties Natural Hazards Mitigation Plan (NHMP) meets the requirements of the Agency.
The NHMP may now be adopted by the communities and counties that participated in its development and contributed matching funds for its completion. FEMA will issue approval letters on county-by-county basis after resolutions have been adopted. The plan will be effective five years from the dated letter. Please contact Kendall Cramer at 815-433-5830 or at firstname.lastname@example.org for information on the adoption process.
The purpose of a NHMP is to identify the types of natural hazards that impact a jurisdiction, to assess each jurisdiction’s vulnerability to those hazards, and to formulate mitigation strategies that will lessen the severity of natural disasters by protecting human life and property. Every five (5) years, plans must be reviewed and updated to remain active. In order to receive federal funding for pre-disaster mitigation funds, counties must have an adopted and approved Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Natural Hazards Mitigation Plan (NHMP).