Natural Hazard Mitigation Plans

Five-County NHMP Approved by FEMA

North Central Illinois Council of Governments (NCICG) is pleased to announce that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has approved the 2015 Bureau, LaSalle, Marshall, Putnam, and Stark Counties Natural Hazards Mitigation Plan (NHMP).  The plan was reviewed based on the local plan criteria contained in 44 CFR Part 201, as authorized by the Disaster Mitigation Act of 2000.  FEMA determined the plan met requirements for a local hazard mitigation plan. 

The plan is active until October 30, 2020.  Communities that participated in the plan’s development must adopt the plan by resolution to receive the benefits of the plan. 

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).

Please contact Kendall Cramer at 815-433-5830 or at for information on the adoption process.   

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