Counties are required to make such plans as a result of the federal Disaster Mitigation Act of 2000 (DMA2K). This Act put a national priority on hazard mitigation by requiring mitigation plans in order to be eligible for disaster mitigation grant programs from FEMA. Forest County has developed a multi-jurisdictional plan to establish eligibility for both the county and each municipality in the same way the county-wide outdoor recreation plan works with DNR grants. This in no way obligates or commits any local jurisdiction.
This plan is intended to reduce or eliminate long-term risk to people and property from natural disasters. Hazards covered in the plan include flooding, tornadoes, temperature extremes, wildfire, and others.
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|Plan Overview (slide presentation) 330 KB|
|Below are the draft plan chapters (uploaded: November 2015):|
|DRAFT Part 1 - Forest County All Hazard Mitigation Plan 115 KB|
|DRAFT Part 2 - Forest County All Hazard Mitigation Plan 240 KB|
|DRAFT Part 3- Forest County All Hazard Mitigation Plan 280 KB|
|DRAFT Part 4 - Forest County All Hazard Mitigation Plan 230 KB|
|DRAFT Part 5 - Forest County All Hazard Mitigation Plan 95 KB|
|1 - Location 110 KB|
|2 - Land Use 910 KB|
|3 - Surface Water & Watersheds 1.3 MB|
|4 - Floodplains & Dams 765 KB|
|5 - Transportation 325 KB|
|6 - Utilities 340 KB|
|7 - Fire Service 350 KB|
|8 - EMS Service 380 KB|
|9 - Police Service 360 KB|
|10 - Critical Community Facilities 360 KB|
|11 - Tornado Vulnerability 360 KB|
|12 - Flood Vulnerability 800 KB|
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