Bureau County NHMP – 2020 Update
Bureau County is working with NCICG to update the 2015 Bureau County Natural Hazard Mitigation Plan. FEMA requires that every 5 years the NHMP be reviewed and updated. The status of the planning process will be updated on this page on a regular basis. Public input on the plan is needed. All meetings held during this plan update are open to the public.
Following a final public, Zoom, meeting which will be held in May the plan will be submitted to IEMA and FEMA for their review and approval. After approval of the plan the participating communities will adopt the approved plan. The 2020 Bureau County NHMP will be in place for 5 years.
Individual Chapters of the 2020 Bureau County NHMP are posted below.
Public Survey – Survey is now Closed – Thank you to all who participated
A public survey has been developed in order to get needed public input regarding natural hazards in Bureau County. The survey can be completed at https://tinyurl.com/BCNHMPSurvey and is open to any person who lives and/or works in Bureau County. The survey asks about identified hazards, personal impacts, preparedness plans, etc.
Meetings – all meetings are open to the public
Due to COVID-19 this meeting was canceled. More information to come soon. The next meeting regarding the Bureau County Natural Hazard Mitigation Plan is being held March 26th at 5:30pm at Princeton City Hall.
In place of the meeting where IL State Climatologist Trent Ford was going to give a presentation you can see a presentation he gave on Preparing for Extreme Weather along with a presentation on flooding by Sally McConkey from the Illinois State Water Survey which was hosted by Illinois Extension. A recording of the webinar is available at https://go.illinois.edu/LGEarchives.
A meeting was held February 10th at 5:00pm at Princeton City Hall. Click here for details. Click here for Regional Goals from 2015 NHMP Plan. A subsequent survey for prioritizing the Countywide Regional Goal was sent out to each community. The prioritize that came from that survey will be included in the Goals Chapter of the plan.
If you have questions about the 2020 Bureau County Natural Hazard Mitigation Plan update please contact Austin Taylor at 815/433-5830 or firstname.lastname@example.org .