All Natural Hazards Mitigation Plan

5-Year Update Process Underway

The Hazard Mitigation Planning Committee (HMPC) will be meeting on the following dates for the purpose of drafting the 2017 update to the Lake County All Natural Hazards Mitigation Plan (ANHMP).

Community Action Items

An update of the ANHMP is required every five years by FEMA to remain eligible for Disaster Assistance Grants. It is also a good process to examine our individual community resiliency.

Two minimum requests being asked of all Lake County communities are:

  1. Fill out and complete the "Lake County ANHMP Action Item Form" (Word) by Friday, September 16, 2016. 
  2. Attend the last Hazard Mitigation Planning Committee meeting on Friday, October 21, 2016, at the County Building, 10th FL, 18 N. County Street, Waukegan. Lunch provided and please RSVP by October 19 to Sharon Osterby, 847-377-7706. 

HMPC Meeting

and Public Hearing on Draft Update

Friday, October 21, 2016
12 noon - 2 p.m.
County Building, 10th FL
18 N. County Street, Waukegan 
Please RSVP by October 19 to Sharon Osterby, 847-377-7706.

Past Meeting Information

About the ANHMP

The Lake County All Natural Hazards Mitigation Plan (ANHMP) was adopted by Lake County and 52 participating municipalities in 2012. The ANHMP allows the County and municipalities to be eligible for hazard mitigation grants from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). FEMA requires that the ANHMP be updated every five years.

The Mitigation Plan identifies activities and projects to reduce the damages caused by natural hazards such as tornadoes, floods, and severe summer and winter storms. Mitigation means anything that can be done to reduce the impact of a natural hazard.

Public Input Needed

Public input and comments are important to the ANHMP Plan update. All Lake County residents and property owners are encouraged to complete a short survey.

Survey responses provided will help Lake County prioritize natural hazards that could impact residents and property owners, and to determine how to be better prepared for natural hazard emergencies.