LaSalle County NHMP – 2020 Update

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LaSalle County NHMP – 2020 Update

LaSalle County is working with NCICG to update the 2015 LaSalle 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.

The natural hazard mitigation plan outlines hazards that LaSalle County is vulnerable to and addresses measures to help mitigate or lessen the overall burden of those hazards. The current plan was submitted to and approved in 2015 by the Federal Emergency Management Agency and can be accessed at or

Communities, townships and the county that actively participates in an approved plan process become eligible to apply for federal grant dollars for various pre-disaster or flood mitigation projects.

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 LaSalle County NHMP will be in place for 5 years.

An online public meeting presenting the plan is being held Monday May 18th at 3:00pm via zoom. 
If you want to attend please email and request the login information for the LaSalle County NHMP public meeting. Chapters are available below.  Comments should be email to before the close of business on May 19th.

2020 LaSalle County Complete NHMP Document

2020 LaSalle County NHMP Appendices

Individual Chapters of the 2020 LaSalle County NHMP are posted below. 

2020 LaSalle County NHMP Cover

2020 LaSalle County NHMP Inside Cover

2020 LaSalle County NHMP Table of Contents

2020 LaSalle County NHMP Executive Summary

2020 LaSalle County NHMP Chapter 1 Introduction

2020 LaSalle County NHMP Chapter 2 Hazard Profiles

2020 LaSalle County NHMP Chapter 3 Vulnerability Assessment

2020 LaSalle County NHMP Chapter 4 Preventative Measures

2020 LaSalle County NHMP Chapter 5 Property Protection

2020 LaSalle County NHMP Chapter 6 Flood Control

2020 LaSalle County NHMP Chapter 7 Emergency Management

2020 LaSalle County NHMP Chapter 8 Public Info

2020 LaSalle County NHMP Chapter 9 Goals

2020 LaSalle County NHMP Survey & Results

2020 LaSalle County NHMP Plan Presentation 5-18-20


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 3:00pm at LaSalle County EMA Building.

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

Public Survey – Survey is now Closed – Thank you to all who participated

As part of the review and update process, input is needed from the citizens who live and/or work in LaSalle County. LaSalle County Emergency Management has created an online survey to allow for the citizen input. The survey asks the public’s opinion on topics such as identified hazards, personal impacts, personal preparedness, etc. The survey can be completed at and is open to any citizen who lives and/or works in LaSalle County. The survey is also available on LaSalle County Emergency Management Agency’s website

A meeting was held February 6th at 3:30pm at the EMA building on Etna Road, Ottawa. Click here for details. Click here for Regional Goals from 2015 NHMP PlanA 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.

Kickoff meeting October 24th. Click here for details.

If you have questions about the 2020 LaSalle County Natural Hazard Mitigation Plan update please call 815/433-5830 or email